daily painting titled Garlic heads

Garlic heads

20cm x 14cm, oil on board Painting status: SOLD
Daily painting for Monday 24 September, 2012
Posted in Still life paintings
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I look at all your garlic paintings and where it seems that a garlic head can only be a garlic head, your paintings of this simple subject is always different and beautiful.

Like most, I love garlic. This is the first time I've loved garlic because it is so beautiful! You made it so.

Love it! So beautiful.

I didn't know that garlic could be so elegant! A perfect dance of light and shadow.

Vegetables are beautiful!

love the dark palette and the delicate detail of the root threads. will you paint it after it is roasted? cheers, geo

Puts me in mind of a Maurice Sendak illustration - almost a "lost in the woods/wild ones" feel to it. I'm not expressing it very well, but this does strike me as much darker (and I don't just mean color) than anything I've seen from you before. Wonderful palette - and startling juxtaposition between garlic and a wild kind of darkness.

Love the lavenders and purples in your garlic. I'm so happy to have found you and your work.
Thanks!

Terrific.

Up there with "Old Masters"...

Spellbinding Beauty !

I like the pearl-like quality of the garlic, and the light edge of the table on the left is so important to the overall painting - just the right touch to balance everything.

What a lovely compliment; well deserved.

The colors and the shapes are just beautiful. Just goes to prove that it really doesn't matter what the subject is. Instead, it's all about how the artist composes depicts the subject. Fantastic harmony!