Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Garlic Bulb

Garlic Bulb

5 X 7
Oil on panel

I have had a bowl of garlic in my studio for about a month waiting to be painted.  I was trying out a new easel contraption I made to try and hold my panels vertical while I paint so I don't distort the perspective and grabbed a garlic bulb to paint.

Here is a tip I saw over at Becky Joy's Blog:  It is one of those things where you go. "Why didn't I think of that!"

She puts a ziplock bag inside her medium jar.  That way when she pours the clear medium off the top and has all of the grunge in the bottom, she just lifts out the bag and throws it away.  Genius!  I am forever getting grunge on my hands trying to wipe out the bottom of the jar.

Here is how today's painting might look framed.

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  1. Wow, you're really talented! Glad I found your blog. :) Checkout my blog if you get a chance, I just posted a recipe today!


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  2. I wish I could use that trick on my Gamsol container, under the strainer. Nice garlic!! Happy painting

  3. Fantastic garlic!
    Thanks for tip I will certainly be using that.

  4. Beautiful painting, Karla. You rocked all those subtle whites on the garlic bulb. Well done!

  5. Karla, Wow, that is REALLY a nice give-away!

    I also check out your 20 minutes challenge...great idea!


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