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Friday, January 23, 2015

Mustard and Garlic.- Day 22-23



Mustard and Garlic
6x8in oil on canvas panel $130. SOLD


Artist Note.
Paint and group things which "relate" was the 
mantra at art school. 
Example.
A flower would not go as well with radish, 
onions and garlic as a jar of mustard would.
I always have flowers in my kitchen so 
why not?
A casual flower like a daisy or sunflower
looks great with my blue and white dish towels
but I have tried mixing them with the veggies
and it just doesn't work.
But... I am an impressionist and 
that could be why. Abstract them more 
and I know it would work.

Missed day 22 posting but I did work on 
completing several paintings.






20 comments:

  1. That's looking like a snack! LOL:)

    It's a beautiful group of related objects all painted with care. An elevation of the mundane into something wonderful:)

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    1. What a nice comment - thanks Libby.
      Hope you enjoy your workshop with Peggy Kroll Roberts.
      Lucky you!

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  2. I am so impressed by your mustard jar lid! (the rest of the painting is equally wonderful...but that lid is brilliant)!

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    1. The lid - it is what says Grays Poupon isn't it?
      Thanks for the really neat comment. Almost as neat as your green apples!

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  3. I tried to comment on this from Leslie's blog earlier but it wouldn't let me. It was fun to find your painting. I have a hard enough time finding mine with those tiny thumbnails.This is really lovely!! I like that parts are going off the page.

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    1. Oh Lordy...trying to even post on Leslie's blog is a challenge in its self. So slow. Must be so many people's work on it. I have tried to connect on so many but like you said...not connecting. Thanks for coming over.
      I got a huge kick out of the pomegranate placement in your painting

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  4. Love the painting and thank you for the tip. I am in the process of radishes and onions. Looking forward to attempting it in oil tomorrow.

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    1. I will look forward to seeing it. Your fruit today has such lovely color.

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  5. Fantastic garlic. Love the composition.

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    1. Ann it is a pleasure to have you comment. Thank you.

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  6. Julie, you could put any juxtaposition together and it would work! You have such a great talent.
    Sharon

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    1. Wow - thank you so much. Your Cezanne studies have been wonderful and I enjoyed your posts very much.

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  7. baeutifull colors, beautifull composition, all is perfect

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    1. Thanks for liking my colors, Cecile. I take it as a complement because your colors are wonderful!

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  8. so lovely. I too love the mustard top! but also love the onions next to the radishes. The whole painting glows.

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    1. The onions with the green tops make a lovely foil for the radish.
      My daughter adores your chicken paintings.

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  9. Wow, that's some solid branding...the mustard jar lid is a classic! And the radishes, garlic & onions colors are so rich & wonderful!

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  10. Looks like little gems all clustered together. I love it naturally.

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Cheers,
Julie