Saturday, January 17, 2009

Onions and Garlic

Just finished a commission. These paintings are done on 8" square ceramic tiles. I did one of peppers for a client and they wanted 2 more to make a set. The only restriction- no fruit. I'm cool with that. The garlic head is a really interesting subject. I went with the basics. Show multiple cloves. Onions are also interesting with the various layers of skin. I still stick with basic form and ignore some flaking transparent skin. It was 3 degrees above 0 this morning so I'm still in studio. In fact I could see my breath in my studio while painting these, and the studio is heated! Granted it's on the third floor and receives the least heat but come on this is a bit much. These old houses don't have insulation so I guess that's the price I have to pay. The head cold is finally gone so I expect to get outside soon-when I can feel my fingers while painting. Cheers


Loriann Signori said...

Brian, The onions you painted are radiant! Such beautiful color they glow.

brian eppley said...

Thanks Loriann.I finally painted outside today and it felt balmy. I can't believe you painted the last couple days! We had 3/4" of snow overnight and till I got to the river it was just a dusting. But now I'm back and it's snowing again. Maybe you'll finally get some too. Happy painting

Jala Pfaff said...

These are super.