recipe illustration ready for garnishing

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I’ve finished the handwritten ink work and the illustration painting for the recipe I’ve been doing for Chef Sebastian Carosi. (Past blog post re here) Now I’ll begin the photography and scanning processes to get it ready for print publication and etc. projects the Chef wants to do.  The get-my-hands-messy art part is done. Now to do the keep-hands-clean graphic arts part…


The original artwork of the recipe, the physical painted with gouache and written in ink on hot-press watercolor paper recipe, will stay in my studio in an archival sleeve in a portfolio. At least for a time. It’s the digital files of this art we’ll work with.  The artwork will stay with me just in case the Chef needs it re-scanned it for an un-foreseen-at-this-moment application.

This is a different approach from my fine art where once the artwork is finished I photograph it then frame it or otherwise make it ready for gallery exhibits – and off the physical fine artwork goes to it’s life in the galleries and then (hopefully) to a happy home with a collector.

In some ways this recipe artwork that will stay in my studio archives may likely be more widely seen by the public, because of publication, than many of my fine artworks.

It’s a curious thing this creative life. But I love it!!


3 thoughts on “recipe illustration ready for garnishing

    1. Thanks!! I really do enjoy the variety of projects. Doing a variety is also part of my short-burst working philosophy – and a way to keep creativity sustainable. While working on this recipe which was tight, close, detail work, I took short breaks to work on fabric designs and wine label. (Neither of which I’ve posted about much) The fabric designs and the wine label were what I call “big motor movement” projects. They were the opposite of the tight work I was doing on the recipe. Switching between those project types helped keep my hand, arm and brain loose, feeling good. Also, I took walks along the river. 😉

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