25 March 2009

garlic and onion


6x8 oil on canvas panel, private collection

Most of my cooking starts with garlic and onion. I can't think of a dish that doesn't start with garlic and onion. If you come over for dinner, bring dessert, to ensure that it doesn't have garlic and onion.

12 comments:

Laurel Daniel said...

This simple color combination is so clean and satisfying. And the bowl is wonderfully reflective!

Dar Presto said...

thank you so much, Laurel!

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Yes, I agree with Laurel, very nice clean colors and striking composition! I love how dark the bowl is...and I'm the same way when I cook, but my repeat ingredients are onions and steak seasoning. It's pitiful, I know.

Faye Taylor said...

Dar, you don't know me, but I'm an artist just starting to blog. Your color choices are consistently exquisite. They are so rich and I love the texture of the bowl. There's something about the composition where the garlic is concerned. It seems a little too static and centered. Just a thought.

Jala Pfaff said...

Wow, Dar, this is awesome!! Everything about it: colors, handling, division of space, cropping on one side...it's perfect.

And I agree, everything (except maybe chocolate cake) should start w/garlic and onion.

Nava said...

Dar, a little surprise is awaiting you on my blog.

Oh, and - at the Garlic Festival in Gilroy, they have garlic ice cream and garlic wine.

Debbie said...

Hello Dar, I love your painting. I also have an award for you on my blog.

bonnieluria said...

Dar- look at those white reflected shadows on that ceramic bowl! Just beautiful and the simplicity of the onion off center, happy to be a supporting actor and very understatedly serene.

You really did a keen job of seeing that bowl. And yes the colors too are perfect.

Onions, garlic - maybe a dab of butter is all that's missing from the pan.

Dar Presto said...

Thanks everyone for the thoughtful comments. It really helps me, so I appreciate it! I've been a busy Mom, but I wanted to check in.

Diane, you can't beat steak seasoning, it's all there in one jar!
Faye, welcome! I appreciate the feedback. Enjoy blogging.
Jala, I'd be happy to share a chocolate cake with you some time.
Nava, we saw a TV show about a garlic festival like that. Hey, I'll try anything once. And thank you for the honor.
Debbie, thank you so much. I appreciate it.
Bonnie, when I'm frustrated that I can't move to a place of freer brushwork for a while, I remember that all that sitting and staring at an object is worthwhile.

Megha Chhatbar said...

Garlic and onions definitely make cooking more tasty..But in your painting...its increasing the blog visitors..:)))) BTW I have started a new blog dedicated to my sketch work — Art on Sketchbook

Dar Presto said...

Welcome, Megha, it's always nice to meet other artists. Happy blogging!

Jack said...

U r a great artist...woow..keep going amazing paintings...thanks for this post..


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Jack
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