Sunday, January 9, 2011

Garlic

Oil on Canvas Panel, 6x6 -- Commission


Painting #3 of a 5-painting commissioned series is one of the most indispensable ingredients in my kitchen:  a head of garlic.  This particular model will join several more for an indescribably delectable garlic soup.  I first discovered this unsung pleasure while dining at a Spanish restaurant in the gaslight district of San Diego sixteen years ago.  Though my attempts at recreating it were futile at first, I happened upon a recipe in a cookbook that is close--complete with a fried egg in the broth!  Heavenly.