My next illustration in the Alphabet Food series is B is for Burger. Burgers came right to mind when I thought of what could stand for B. Of course someone already mentioned they are called Hamburgers so it should be an illustration for H, but I never say hamburger so it's burger, ok? I love all kinds of burgers. I like my burgers well done with lots of produce. When I was little all I ate when my family went out was a plain burger off the kids menu. I am glad to say I am much more adventurous with trying food now and I can't imagine eating just a plain burger anymore. Enjoy this illustration and I am sorry if you are instantly craving a burger now.
*Prints of this illustration are posted on Society6, the link is on my Buy Artwork page.
I am going to be doing a series of watercolor food illustrations. For this series I chose to create one food item for every letter of the Alphabet. A is for Antipasto Salad. What is an antipasto salad? Well, antipasti means "before a meal", it is the first course for a traditional Italian meal. The traditional salad comes with cheese, meats, veggies in oil and other items like olives and artichokes. I chose the salad because whenever I hear someone mention this salad I think of the time my friend's husband thought we were joking with him when we asked him to order an antipasto salad. He thought he heard us ask for an anti-pasta salad. He kept asking when an anti-pasta salad was and why we would ever want that. We couldn't stop laughing long enough to explain.
This weekend my friend and I went exploring downtown L.A. and stopped at an art show called the Fabrik Expo. I hardly ever take the time to explore new art venues and I want to change that this year. The event was held in the Downtown warehouse district and it was pretty hidden but once we found parking and went inside we were greeted with a wonderful variety of artistic styles. Some of the artists were set up outside so they could be working on artwork. According to their website the purpose of the Fabrik Expo is to give artists to show in a gallery setting that might not otherwise get a chance. We really enjoyed talking to all the different artists about their artwork and what inspires
This is a photo of Hong Kong artist Cassian Kai Shun Lau working on a mural.
them to create. It was also a chance to have a conversation about our own artwork and future goals.
One artist that we stopped to talk to for a long time was Rhea Carmi. She was full of energy and was so excited to tell us about her process. She creates artwork using a variety of materials like oil, sand, wood, water, paper, and canvas. She mixes all the materials and layers them to create abstract pieces that look like natural patterns seen in nature due to erosion. She even had us touch her paintings to feel the textures. It was such a unique idea to be invited to touch an artwork. She told us she pours the different materials onto the canvas and then moves the canvas around as she adds layers, the canvases paint themselves. You can view her work at rheacarmi.com.
The Expo was a great chance to check out new artists and talk about different art events in L.A. I am making it a goal this year to get more involved in my art community.
To check out more about the Fabric Expo please visit: fabrikexpo.com
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Heather Norris is an Art Educator, Illustrator, Graphic Designer and Fine Artist.