Day 21: Brussels sprout snake

Painting: Brussels Sprouts on the stalk
Brussels sprout stalk, 24 x 18 cm, oil on canvas, ©2011 Julie Galante.

I never really thought about how brussels sprouts grew until a stand at our local farmers market started selling stalks of them. This painting is just the very top of the stalk. The whole thing is a few feet long and has little sprouts growing the whole way down.

At first I wasn’t entirely happy with this painting, but after a bit it started growing on me. Turned on its side, it looks kind of like a skeletal snake-monster.

November is Art Every Day Month. I’ll be posting a new small painting here each and every day. After they have had time to dry (a couple weeks), the original paintings will also appear in my Etsy shop. Paintings from the beginning of the month are already there! Christmas cards, too.

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5 Responses to “Day 21: Brussels sprout snake”

  1. Carolyn Dube says:

    I never knew that about Brussels sprouts! Once I read the skeletal word I thought I saw a face in the top. Perhaps I have an overactive imagination….
    Carolyn Dube recently posted..Am I An Artist?

  2. Jul says:

    Carolyn – Now that you mention it, I can make out a face, too! Who knew brussels sprout stalks were so shape-shifty…

  3. Serena says:

    I like this A LOT! Nice work ~ :)

    I did a sketch of Brussels Sprouts a few years back and that’s when I found out how they grew. They are my favourite vegetable…just LOVE ‘EM!
    Serena recently posted..Day 22 – AEDM & Nablopomo – another fishy post

  4. Ann says:

    I remember the first time I saw how Brussels sprouts grew…had no idea so it was pretty interesting to see. You captured them well!

  5. Jul says:

    Thanks, Serena and Ann!

    I used to hate brussels sprouts, until one day I had them roasted instead of boiled. Now they are one of my favorite veggies. I love it when they are in season!

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