Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Cabbage and Onions Still Life - SOLD

"Cabbage and Onions"

8"x 10" Oil on gessoed board.

This painting began it's origins during the frigid winter weather when the appeal of comfy cozy food was on my mind –– that was only about three weeks ago! Spring is here in Atlanta with beautiful sunny weather in the mid to high 60's so now I feel the need to paint daffodils!

I didn't think I'd ever finish this piece. It's been in cold storage in the freezer between short painting sessions. As shown in the small pic you can see that I began with a tonal drawing with thinned oil paint and some turps. The subject was a little more involved than usual so I painted a larger 8x10 format which is large for me! But that is not why this painting required such a lengthy birth. Life has just been hectic and busy, my day job is taking more hours and there's this lingering sinus thing. I know I don't have to explain but I do beat up on myself when I'm not producing art! I want to see progress and growth again and that only comes with consistency. Does anyone know of an art commune with an opening? I'm ready to retreat!


Edward Burton said...

Absolutely beautiful, Marilyn - a job well done.

Rick Nilson said...


Dean H. said...

Love it, Marilyn.
Now on to the Irises! :)

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Marilyn, this painting is fantastic! It has a sweet comfort food feeling to it: like a stew begging to be made... The onion skins especially look amazing. I know how an 8x10 feels huge too. Ha, I guess that comes with the territory when you are doing the "daily" thing, right?