Friday, April 27, 2012

Copper and Garlic

"Copper and Garlic"
approx 5 ½ X 10
Oil on Hardboard

Enjoyed painting this today.  The warm colors of the copper juxtaposed with the cooler colors in the garlic makes this interesting I think.  Unfortunately the picture doesn't tell the whole story with brushstrokes and colors. This started out as an 8 x 10 but it just lacked any punch.  Cropping it down made me like it a lot more.  So once the paint is dry I will be re-sizing it.

I am reading a used book I found on eBay called "Problem Solving for Oil Painters" by Gregg Kreutz.    It is well written with lots and lots of examples.  Some things are things I have learned elsewhere, but there are also new ideas (for me)  that I had not heard before.  Very inspiring.


  1. I love how you create the drama between darkness and light so beautifully! I think that's one of your signature characteristics!

  2. Your love for painting shows in every piece you do Karla! The garlic is beautiful and the bowl compliments it perfectly!


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