Like Constable, who painted beautiful portraits of the British countryside, British artist Carl Warner likes nothing better to have pretty pictures filled with trees, flowers, fields, haycarts and the sea.

However, these are no ordinary pictures. These pictures all use items of fruit and vegetables to potray images ofd beautiful countryside....

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By Daily Mail Reporter
24th November 2008
Daily Mail

Somewhere out to sea, the Good Ship Marrow ploughs through a mackerel ocean.

Elsewhere, garlic balloons float over fields of brocolli. At first glance, they may seem like ordinary landscape paintings.

Field of dreams: The countryside landscape has broccoli for trees, potatoes for rocks and basil and herbs for the grass. The path is made from nuts, while the basket is bread with a mushroom wheel. The balloons were crafted out of apple, mango, a strawberry, bananas, garlic, lemons and a lime

Sugar loaf mountain: Rustic loaves form the backdrop to this alpine scene, with stilton and cheddar rocks, a house made out of crackers, cauliflower clouds and a path made entirely from breadcrumbs

But these particular artworks are more vegetable than Constable, more turnip than Turner, because the raw ingredient for all of them is food.

This is the latest portfolio of British foodscape photographer Carl Warner, 45, who dreams up the landscapes and commits his ideas to a sketch before buying the ingredients.

Were it not for the fact most of them took days to create, using pins and superglue, they'd be good enough to eat.

Gone fishing: Only sustainable fish were used to create this seascape, including oysters, scallops and crabs in the foreground, mackerel and herrings for the sea itself, and pollock and sprats for the banks. Thyme stands in for trees, while the boat is a marrow with a mangetout mast

A meal treat: This amazing Tuscan landscape was created using breadsticks for the cabin and cart, with ciabatta rocks, and a selection of Italian cold meats for the sky, trees and hills

Secret cave: Cauliflowers, spiky kiwano fruits, broccoli and snails can all be seen underwater, while rice and truffle pasta form the reeds. In the cave, carrots stand in for stalagtites hanging off a bread rock

Pasta master: This Tuscan home is full of tasty treats, such as fresh pasta curtains and tablecloth, bowls made out of fresh tomatoes and walls created from fresh Parmesan

The big cheese: The hills are brought to life with a carved slab of cheddar, while breadsticks form the jetty and garlic cloves bob on the lake as sallboats. The steamer is made of bread with a celery funnel

Storm in a teacup: The raging sea and stormy sky are made from red cabbage while the boat hull is a courgette, the wheelhouse has been formed from mangetout and the masts standing proud are asparagus