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Ceramic with Garlic Bulb, ©John O'Grady, 2012 Oil on Panel, 6"x6" The light first thing in the morning has a lovely cool blue quality. This still life arrangement was about the objects and their relationship, and how that cool blue light illuminated them.
Blue Ceramic and Garlic, ©John O'Grady, 2012 Oil on Panel, 6"x6" This small handmade ceramic cup has a whole range of blues in the glaze, from Indigo to Ultramarine blue. Placed alongside the paper like quality of the garlic head, it made for an interesting...
Ceramics for Condiments, ©John O'Grady, 2012 Oil on Panel, 5"x5" I found these tiny ceramic salt and pepper holders in a local charity shop. I think they have a beautiful reflective quality next to the muted tones of the cloves of garlic.