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Onions and garlic

Between the tissues and Fervex and Strepsils and Tokala and Aiyani, I did manage to find a spot for my watercolour palette. These are two vegetables our house is never without. Actually, that is almost all there is , except for some cheese and a drop of milk in the fridge…I’m alone for the week, so it comes down to cereal for dinner tonight.

Pencil and watercolour on Fabriano artistico HP, 23×30,5cm

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32 responses

  1. sandy

    Hey, I am alone for the rest of the week and plan on cereal too – come on over :-)

    Lovely sketch, it amazes me how talented artists can depict items to look much better than reality. Good enough to eat!

    March 26, 2008 at 8:24 pm

  2. Wonderful drawing! Oh – that smell of onions and garlic sizzling in a pan…so very good!

    March 26, 2008 at 8:33 pm

  3. bec

    Wow–I love the rich colors in this. Hope you feel better soon Ronell.

    March 26, 2008 at 8:51 pm

  4. Looks great! Lonsome but great :) You better join Sandy.

    March 26, 2008 at 9:11 pm

  5. Your colors are glorious. I just love the shading on the garlic!

    March 26, 2008 at 10:00 pm

  6. Love that garlic.
    Cereal is the best midnight snack!

    March 27, 2008 at 12:14 am

  7. Well, I’m alone for the night..sigh…I made a pizza! But now the cereal is sounding tempting….humm… I love the reds, but isn’t it amazing how white isn’t white? Look at the lovely hues you’ve got going in that garlic!!! Beautiful!!!

    March 27, 2008 at 2:25 am

  8. beautiful Ronell!!! I love it!

    March 27, 2008 at 3:00 am

  9. Oh get better soon! Garlic is good for a cold, and I am sure onions are too. Love the watercolour, and coincidentally I am making garlic oil tonight.

    March 27, 2008 at 10:20 am

  10. Now if I were alone I would probaby put three or four of those beautiful bulbs of garlic in the oven until the were soft and squishy and then advise everyone to stay away for at least three or four days!

    Sorry to hear you are unwell, Ronell – the garlic is the cure for that as well! Beautiful watercolours!

    March 27, 2008 at 11:07 am

  11. I love this, Ronell! It is so colorful and alive! I love the colors that you have used in the garlic! Get well soon!

    March 27, 2008 at 1:50 pm

  12. Gorgeous – especially the garlic. It’s just perfect. I hope you feel better soon – if only the weather would warm up!

    March 27, 2008 at 2:07 pm

  13. Sounds like you need someone to bring you some chicken soup! Hope you get better very soon – lovely sketch, I love the way they tie them up in bundles.

    March 27, 2008 at 3:19 pm

  14. Even when you don’t feel well your paintings are delightful! Your washy puddles come together and amaze me. (And I thought cereal for dinner was an American thing!!)

    March 28, 2008 at 2:45 am

  15. I so admire your passion and commitment……you always inspire. Beautiful painting and the drawing is wonderful….Hope you feel better soon! D.

    March 28, 2008 at 3:42 am

  16. You make something so simple, look so beautiful….Hope you are well enough to enjoy your time alone, also hope it passes quickly.

    March 28, 2008 at 3:44 am

  17. No one takes the most ordinary item and make it into a beautiful watercolor like you. Beautiful.

    March 28, 2008 at 4:09 am

  18. lin

    Oh hon, feel better soon!!! Depite all that going on, your work is still fresh, vibrant, filled with energy and lush, painterly color — GORGEOUS, Ronell, simply OUTSTANDING!! And to think you do this even when not feeling your best!! Awesome!

    March 28, 2008 at 12:54 pm

  19. Beautiful painting, I can just smell the garlic.

    March 29, 2008 at 12:10 pm

  20. Fantastic! Beautiful! Charming! Luscious! and Yummy!

    March 30, 2008 at 7:02 am

  21. what a lot of beautiful work you’ve done since last I visited – I especially love the cape town shacks – so higgelty piggelty and the wires make it look so lived in.

    March 30, 2008 at 12:29 pm

  22. Bill Sharp

    Onions, Garlic and Olive oil – the stuff of life.

    I’d love to do a portrait exchange with you, if you’re still up for it.

    March 30, 2008 at 9:33 pm

  23. Vive l’ail! Can’t get enough of it.
    Beautiful piece!

    March 31, 2008 at 2:18 am

  24. I’m glad you made use of the garlic even if it wasn’t to eat it! A lovely painting :)

    March 31, 2008 at 4:17 pm

  25. The garlic is beautiful! I hope you are fully recovered now.

    March 31, 2008 at 6:43 pm

  26. We can almost smell those.
    Excelent tecnique!

    March 31, 2008 at 8:49 pm

  27. great drawing

    April 1, 2008 at 3:11 pm

  28. Onions and garlic are staples in this house too. I can’t imagine cooking a meal without them. So sorry that you aren’t well, Ronell……I hope you feel better very soon.

    As for your watercolour sketch…….superb!

    April 7, 2008 at 12:32 pm

  29. genxsters

    This is beautiful, especially the garlic. Love the bold colors. Get well soon!

    April 8, 2008 at 6:15 pm

  30. Thank goodness your kitchen contains garlic the cold’s greatest enemy. Your sketch is delightful Ronell.
    I’m currently enjoying “Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant” a collection of short stories which I’m sure you would really enjoy if you ever come across a copy. Perhaps you could illustrate it!

    April 10, 2008 at 6:00 pm

  31. Thank you for your appreciation and good wishes!
    Ronell

    April 16, 2008 at 8:00 am

  32. Gosh, Ronnell. You do it to me everytime!
    The colours are perfect.

    April 16, 2008 at 12:20 pm

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