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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Radishes in a Blue Bowl

These are now senior radishes and getting a little milky looking, but they are still kicking.
For the leaves I used my now most favorite green family, cerulean blue and cad yellow light, with additions of other stuff when necessary. The greens from cerulean are luminous but not whorish. You can get some exquisite chartreuses.
About working in a series: it is much easier for me to learn if I have some repetition. Everything builds on itself and the momentum is fun and exciting. Also, I need to learn the form before I can relax (if I have ever relaxed) and pay attention to other important stuff. Anyway, thank you for a positive radish reception.
Several people have asked about the boxes - they are all origami and easy as pie. You need a bone folder and paper, and Bob's your uncle. An unsharp knife would probably do for the bone folder. If anyone is interested in having the pattern, I will see if I can get my sister to find it and I think I can email it to you in a PDF. But they are so much fun that you are tempted to quit painting and make boxes for the afternoon.


  1. Hi Jean,
    Great radishes and yes! I would love the box patter if it's not too much trouble. You can email it if you'd like.
    Thanks so much,

  2. OK, confession. I was so inspired by your box that I made several today, including one very fetching model, with a top, that I used for a niece's birthday gift tonight. easy peasy.
    Wow Jean - LOVE your radishes. they are just enchanting!