Alison Garwood Jones

Food art

November 6, 2017

Pizza painting by Alison Garwood-Jones

Today’s artistic challenge was pizza. I wanted to capture the effect of baked crust, and I think watercolour does it better than any other medium. Can you smell the warm carbs in this picture?

I used rubber cement like masking fluid to preserve the layers as I loaded on each of the colours. I like that was able to capture my subject without falling back on my Uniball pen to outline everything. It’s more painterly, less illustrative.

Maybe your menu needs some illustrations? I can help.


Daniel Smith watercolour tube paints:
• New Gamboge
• Hansa Yellow Light
• Quinacridone Rose
• Pyrrol Scarlet
• Phthalo Green
• Burnt Sienna

Windsor & Newton (Cotman Series)
• Sap Green

I used a Chinese-style eyeshadow brush from Elegant Faces (now defunct). This natural squirrel-hair brush is great for painting.

• Canson Watercolor Paper, Cold Press, 140 lb



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