Monday, September 19, 2011

Olive Oil and Onions


Olive oil and Onions, Oil on Canvas Board, (10" x 12")

Many Hindus in India (and I believe across the world too) abstain from onions for a period of about four months from Shravan to Karthik (which roughly coincides with August to November). Therefore, to ensure that the onion merchants dont go out of business I thought I can atleaast use some onions in my paintings.

I did this one after a long time, nearly 2 weeks since my last painting.
Please let me know what you think about this. All comments and critiques are most welcome.

23 comments:

PRASAD said...

Superb Vinayak... I liked the transparent container.. it looks real...

Prabal said...

I think its Super cool. :)

Studio at the Farm said...

I like it, Vinayak. The composition, the colors, the textures - all are most appealing. But why do you abstain from eating onions for four months?

yasha said...

This is beautiful.I like the way you did the onions.The glass container and the bottle too is painted so well.Lovely choice of colors.

Deshmukh said...

Thank you so much everyone! Kathryn, there are some beliefs and superstitions associated with it, but the real reason is that onions are difficult to digest during the rainy season and early winter in India.

Ramesh Jhawar said...

Great job, Vinayak!

Sadeu said...

very good paintings : )

Concha Signes said...

I really liked the blog, some very good work, magnificent portraits.
In my blog I have in the section of the painters that I like, I will link.
Regards

Deshmukh said...

Thank you so much Concha!

Anudeepa Kadiresan said...

Your oil paintings are beautiful...In this olive oil and onions the green bottle is the focal point and the background came along very well...

Mani said...

whatever reason behind this painting i like the colour concept. glass jar is stunning and u have chosen perfect colours for onion. great work

Michelle Teacress said...

Lovely. Those are my favorite colors. It would look great in my kitchen.

Deshmukh said...

Thank you Anudeepa. Thank you Mani, I don't always have a story to convey through my paintings. Thanks Michelle, I too would be happy if it could adorn your kitchen walls.

Concha Signes said...

Thank you follow my blog, is an honour.
Regards

Shubhankar Adhikari said...

Great work.

Deshmukh said...

Thank you so much Concha and Shubhankar.

meera said...

I feel the open jar is ready for the oil and onions :) and I do like the colors and textures !

Mani said...

And thanks for joining my blog cheers

Deshmukh said...

Thank you so much Meera and Mani.

Pragya Tiwari said...

Beautiful composition! What I love most is the olive green fabric and the subtle folds..I haven't painted still life for a while. I feel inspired...thanks:)

Deshmukh said...

You are welcome Pragya, and thanks!

Best Performing art collage in India said...

I like it, Vinayak. The composition, the colors, and the textures - all are most appealing.

virtual voyage said...

best post showing goods things like it very much.