9/3: Parsnips, oil on hardboard, approx. 4x9 in.
Painted this on a long panel I made a few weeks ago, and I quite like how it turned out - sort of austere and basic, as I sometimes like things to be. And I think I managed to simplify most parts, focusing on the form and not getting all caught up in detail.
I looked up the etymology of "parsnip" and found it doesn't trace back very far: Middle English pas(se)nepe, apparently going back through Old French to Latin pastinaca (parsnip, carrot), and influenced by nepe - as the parsnip was considered a kind of turnip.