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Sunday, September 5, 2010

Onion, Garlic, Freud (4x8")

It is not possible to photograph this without glare because of the black, so this will have to do for now. This small size works much better with fewer things in it, I have to fight the inclination to pack things into every possible space. But wait, maybe that could work in a good way, maybe I could deliberately fill every inch with something, maybe I could do it serially like Paul Wonner (thank you, Lorraine Shirkus, I will try it....


  1. This little painting has a lot of nice things about it. I especially like the soft reflective colors in the underside of the onion. And the white graphic letters on black tracking off to the right. I recently came across a Carol Marine post of a clove of garlic which she tried to paint with as few strokes as possible. I see you as a conceptual artist who happens to be working with material objects . . . and wonder if you can push that? Like painting the subjects loosely against a very graphic background which, I guess, could be tight or . . . What you're doing seems to yield a lot of possibilities and directions to pursue.

  2. Hi Lorraine,
    I just backtracked and saw your post ---YES, Yes! I am a conceptual artist working with material objects! I just haven't been able to paint the material objects until now. I know loosely where I want to go, but I have to get my technical skills up. Such a helpful comment, thanks, also for sensing the direction.