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The Joy of Watercolor

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white onion, watercolor illustration by Charmaine Martinez

As part of the Taco Field Guide project, Charmaine has been creating a series of watercolor illustrations based on taco ingredients. Onions, tomatoes, peppers, cilantro and the like are all begin painted from life, because natural light is better than photographic life (when it comes to painting, at least). Painting with watercolors is also unpredictable, serendipitous, and a nice break from the Adobe Creative Suite.