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Potatoes and Ink

A man gave me a potato at a plant swap back in May.  He said it was productive, a good keeper, not susceptible to mildiou and the seed spuds sell for a pound each in England.  He said the name of the variety but they were not words I could understand in one go.  In English with an accent?  Some other language?  I felt like Jane under the beanstalk.  Now I have harvested them and the one little potato produced 4 big ones and three little ones.  I put two aside to grow next year.  Can anyone help me with their name?

After being washed, before being cooked

 

After being boiled

 

Boiling was probably not the best choice of cooking method.  They sort of fell apart.  I guess they can be classed as mealy.

On another subject, I don’t know if there is something in me leftover from previous Inktobers (I may be acquiring a habit) or if it is in preparation for this coming Inktober, but here is a small sketch, very haphazard and incomplete.  I added the colour at home.

A5 Staedtler pigment liner 0.3 and watercolour

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The month had begun when I learned about the Inktober initiative.  The idea is to draw with ink and then share on the Internet. Here are my first week’s attempts: These are all small drawings, nib and India ink or encre sanguine for the red one.  I am trying to learn how to use cross […]