Monday, June 14, 2010


The Garlic Keeper 24x18 oil

The oil painting I finished last week finally dried enough for me to get a decent photograph.  This little garlic keeper was given to me by my parents some time ago when they were living in Germany.  The German word for garlic is knoblauch, which is written on one side.  I decided to leave that out - I'm starting to recognize the necessity of simplifying.  It's taken awhile, but I'm getting more comfortable with the idea that paintings are not photographs, and don't need to be exact replicas  of what I see.  It's far to easy for me to get caught up in details, fussing to make sure everything is right.  The more paintings I do, the easier it is to let go of such things.

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