Thursday, March 18, 2021

the smallest thing and painting number 22

There's a part of everything that is unexplored because we are accustomed to using our eyes only in association with the memory of what people before us thought of the thing we are looking at. Even the smallest thing has something in it which is unknown. We must find it. 
Flaubert

A small still life painting of a common little bulb of garlic. Garlic is essential to cooking flavorful dishes but does not usually take all the credit. Who doesn't love the smell of garlic sizzling in butter?
This is part of my daily painting project and I am adding it to my "guacamole series" which will end with...you guessed it! An avocado of course.
The garlic bulb is a small object but close study revealed it is not simple, lots of shapes and furls and interesting bits to paint.



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