Saturday, March 10, 2012

Still Life with Garlic - Finished Painting

You all know I mostly paint women's portraits, but every so often, I have an urge to paint something else. In this case it was the little bowl we have in the kitchen that - at the moment - holds two partial heads of garlic, two shallots from the garden and three bay leaves Daniel brought home from a walk not long ago.
Every time I walked past this little still life, it made me stop for a second. There was something so simple and beautiful about it, I longed to paint it!
Still Life with Garlic
6x 6 inch painting on wrapped canvas
Now available in my Etsy Shop.

And a couple of days ago, I decided to yield, which is this week's Illustration Friday theme. I love how this little painting turned out. Not my last still life, of that I am sure!

P.S. It was difficult getting a photo that accurately shows the deep and rich cobalt turquoise background color. It is yummy!!


  1. Liebe Silke,

    das ist eine Pracht.

    In Liebe


  2. Dear Silke,
    Your creativity is BURSTING forth like the blossoms on the trees!
    I LOVE this painting, you captured the garlic perfectly and that turquoise in the background! Do you have any idea how happy that color makes me?
    I also see images that I LONG to be able to capture, I have to settle for photography!

  3. Really lovely shapes and colors. And just think of all the delicious things you might make from this bounty. Nicely done!

  4. Great job, Silke! :-] I'd love to see a photo of the original bowl too!...Keep up the good work!

  5. I love your ladies, but change is good, and I think this is a very sweet painting. I like all of the warm colors against the deep turquoise background. And somehow it seems very fitting for a creative cook such as yourself to paint a picture of natural ingredients such as these!

  6. Wow..yes very richly-exquisite blissful.... I am totally in love wiht the color palette in this beautiful piece..the garlic and bay leaves..fabulous! Silke..this is so beautiful....poetic..a perfect still life moment..
    Shine on..
    PS; I think I have the same bowl!

  7. Oh how wonderful Silke, quite lovely. The blue bowl really does set it all off beautifully. I love how much you enjoyed this piece.

  8. Beautiful! I'm into botanical still life work, and this is lovely!