Garlic ‘n lime

In today’s sketch I used a technique I practice often in landscape painting but not too frequently when I paint a still life. My first wash (the warmish one) covers everything except the white areas that I want to save. The subsequent layers of paint, applied in glazes, are used to build up the mid-tones and darks. The hope, of course, is that that first warm wash will unify the sketch and that the garlic and lime will flavour a Mexican meal.


12 Comments on “Garlic ‘n lime”

  1. Tim Mancusi says:

    Simply perfect. And thanks for the technique explanation.


  2. Monique says:

    Of course I love it!


  3. Alison says:

    How very beautiful Shari. I love that pop of green on the lime. The mood captured here is verging on sublime!


  4. mirobolante says:

    Mille fois merci, Shari, pour tout ce que tu nous transmets en beauté, en technique, en art, en gentillesse.
    Te suivre quotidiennement est un grand plaisir, un stimulus pour peindre et un apprentissage.
    J´ai presque honte d´être une spectatrice silencieuse.


  5. Jane Hannah says:

    Hi Shari — this shows me how much I still do not know. I am ready any time to take another workshop with you — rain or shine -))) Simply magnificent!


  6. CharlieAmra says:

    Thank you for the explanation to go along with the sketch. I really enjoy your teaching as much as the drawings themselves.


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