Artichoke - Globe artichoke: I was inspired by swirling artichoke buds. They were surprisingly easy to make: just a few notches on the oval with a hobby knife shaping into ovals because the ball would have squashed letuksi when making notches . Leaves made of masking tape and wire. Painting was challenging as artichoke leaves are silver rather than green. I came up with the right shade of green, starting making a light gray bottom. ..