Garlic on Red
This is number fourteen in my series of fifteen food, still life pastels. I have been wanting to do a piece that was predominately white and push myself to find as much color as I could in the reflected light and shadows. I preach to my students to save white for the hot spots/the highlights of their work regardless of the actual or local color. When working with a white subject, the fun is playing with the colored light reflected at the object from its environment.
I had a hard time keeping enough garlic around to study while I worked. Lately I seem to add garlic to nearly every recipe I cook.
This is a small 8" x 8" pastel on Canson Mi-Teintes paper
I only have one 10.25" x 14" panel paper left to complete my OHMS show. The problem isn't coming up with what to do but to narrow it down to one, final subject.