RED ONION AND GARLIC / Daily Painting #1315

Red Onion and Garlic / Oil on Paper Mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches / Click on the Image to Enlarge

Well, alright, maybe I’m not the most available, the most cooperative, and the most affordable model available. The kitchen is full of models thst have me beat. They’re better looking, besides. And since things in the kitchen are always in a state of flux, the opportunities for found still life subjects are the best in the house.

Whenever I spot something interesting, like this onion and garlic in a small Italian bowl, I whip out my iPhone and snap a few quick shots. I don’t give it much thought at this point. Instead, I act more or less instinctively, shooting rapidly, from varying angles and distances.

Occasionally, an idea will come to me almost instantly, and will demand too be painted as soon as possible. But most often, an image, or group of images, will remain in my files for anywhere from days to years. Then, suddenly, while cruising absent mindedly through my research, something clicks. An image jumps out from the rest and I know its time has come.

That doesn’t always mean it’s ready just as it is, though. It simply means that something in it has resonated in me, and now I have to work with the image, cropping, framing, teasing until it becomes clear to me what the essence of it is, and how best to express that essence.

Then I jump in and push paint around for an hour or two, and Bingo! With luck, there it is. The special something that I saw and can now share with you. Enjoy.


Today’s painting is available to the highest bidder. Bidding will end 24 hours after the painting is posted to this blog.

Following the 24 hour bidding, if unsold, it will be available for $300 USD until it goes into a gallery, where the full retail price will be $650 USD.

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