A Tale of Two Garlic Paintings & Epic Bread!

Hi friends! I am so excited to share my best bread ever! This is my 3rd sourdough loaf. I did a a bread machine batch 2 days ago and it was decent but didn’t rise much, then yesterday I did a recipe that made 2 loaves and I rose one loaf on the counter and baked it that day and I put the other loaf in the fridge to rise slowly overnight and that my friends is this epic beauty!

It slices so well too and was chewy and delicious! The starter was really easy and only took 5 days (this was day 6 starter) and you can find the recipe on Kitchn. I chose to use this one because it was the quickest, simplest and used all purpose flower and that’s what I had.

One thing I changed was I brushed on some olive oil and sprinkled on sesame seeds, kosher salt and garlic at the last 10 minutes of baking. OK, this is not a food blog, it’s and art/craft blog and so today we will paint…er, well we are painting food.

I painted this twice, once in a toned grey watercolor sketchbook and again on cotton watercolor paper and that is what you will see in today’s real time tutorial.

Supplies: Affiliate links used.

  • Daniel Smith Primatek paint (Blick) I also recommend the Daniel Smith sticks, they are pan formulation paint, I slice off a chunk and put it on my pans. *These tend to be cheaper than buying the paint in tubes especially for the more expensive PrimaTek tubes, You get about 3 full pans worth in each stick. These are not great for drawing like a crayon tho, they are like a cylinder of concentrated solid paint.
  • Watercolor paper: Fabrino Artistico CP natural white block 9″x12″
  • Other Supplies: Heavy enamel Metal Palette, Paul Rubens watercolors (these go really well with the Daniel Smith Primateks and are usually very affordable)

Here is a photo of the version on the toned grey sketchbook.

So, are you making bread? I feel like everyone is making sourdough right now and I think it’s pretty cool! Happy crafting!

4 Responses

  1. Beautiful!!!!

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  2. Love the bread and the garlic! I have been baking whole wheat pita bread from a recipe by Molly Yeh. So yummy. 😁

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  3. LOL I just started a starter this very day. Haven’t made any in several years.

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  4. I saw in a bread making YouTube video to let your bread rise in your oven with the oven light on…. it keeps it warm and draft free. Worth a try. Your bread looks delish.

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