Next to it is the arugula man's spicy mesclun mix, topped with sauteed green beans and bell peppers. The peppers were orange and red, and those baby onions play a starring role here, too. They were still hot when I placed them over the greens, so they and their pan juices wilted the greens just slightly and formed a dressing. Little boy declined on everything but the green beans. He had a non-local hebrew nation kosher beef dog instead.
Yesterday was a cool and rainy day- I spent the entirety of it working on this piece. It is so beautiful and will be so pretty when it's finished, but it took about 3 hours, start to not-quite-finished. The fern got painted and waxed, but it was too humid (steady rain all day) to dip the background. I'm not charging enough-this piece was custom, so the next time I make one of these the price will go up significantly. Some ferns are simple and easy to paint, but this type was painstaking. Learn as we go, don't we?