A continuation of fruit and vegetables series completed with a quick proportion pencil sketch and then watercolor with no ink. Tomatillos are a relative of the tomato and member of the nightshade (Solanaceae) family. Tomatillos provide that tart flavor in a host of Mexican green sauces. In Mexico the fruit is called tomates verdes, tomates de cascara as well as fresadillas. The fruits average about 1 -2″ wide and have a papery outer skin. The tomatillo is actually used when it is still green. Tomatillos have a very tart flavor, not at all like a tomato. Daniel Smith and Holbein watercolors in a Stillman and Birn sketchbook.

2016-03-11 Tomatillo


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