Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Two Shallots

Two Shallots, 5" by 7", oil on linen board, February 2009
Private collection, Little Rock, Arkansas

Rather than be defeated by another rose, I decided to carve out a very small study of two shallots. This was an interesting challenge, with one piece encased in a golden papery skin, and the second one peeled enough to expose a layer of bluish violet. This almost feels like the kind of painting I'd like to be able to do, if I could actually paint.

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