Things that push up from the ground have colors unique to their region. Garlic from Georgia and onions from ‘your guess is as good as mine”. They attract me because the earth yields itself, and is willing to harvest. You need to close your eyes and taste; really taste. The flavors and textures paint themselves into the history of its birthplace.
Again, I am using Dr. Ph. Martin watercolors with satisfaction. They seem to have opened a creative crack that grows larger each time used.