Friday, May 13, 2011
Garlic ~ a veggie?
3 1/2" x 3 1/2" oil on wood block
Although I've been looking forward to starting a new oil painting since my return from vacation I keep running into obstacles. Yesterday with some garlic in hand I went to the studio and decided that I'd paint a small painting for Daily Paintworks weekly challenge, which happens to be Paint Your Vegetable this week.
~ I had gessoed a number of these small wood blocks awhile ago and thought they
would make nice little paintings if shown in a grouping. Although the size is attractive, I find them a little small to hold and try to paint, yet, I was having a hard time keeping it on my easel because of the 1/2" thickness of the board. Since painting this and taking a good honest look at it, I've decided that I'm not pleased with it and won't be posting it to the weekly challenge. Maybe I'll try another challenge or attempt another vegetable. Also, the real painting doesn't have this bright yellow in it, but I couldn't seem to get rid of it with photoshop.