I love seeing the paintings of the garlic clove by oil painters. Making it look almost heavenly - the transparent thin layers of the dried outer skin looking so beautifully transparent. For some reason I almost always prefer seeing the garlic rendered in oil than watercolor... maybe it's just the difference in experience of the artists. I thought I'd give it a try today. The first composition I attempted was of a head of garlic resting in a small saucer type bowl ... it was so pathetic that it's now in the trash, waiting to start a fire the wood stove later. Although I certainly wouldn't enter this into a contest, by any means, it's much better than the last attempt. Possibly it's just a matter of taking my time and "looking"... as with most art.