2 step process, and getting great results. What do you think?

Here's an untitled work, an 11" x 14" painting that I can't decide on a name yet.  If you have a suggestion I'm all ears!

This piece was completed in 2 sessions.  the 1st included a toned canvas panel, the ink drawing, then an oiling out to lubricate the surface.  Background was laid in and blended with a mop brush, then color layer on the objects were put in with as much detail as I could manage.  On day 2, highlights, deep shadows, a red glaze in certain areas to contrast the overall green of the subject, and reflections on the granite slab to make it appear polished.

Your thoughts?

Close ups to show some of the brush work.  Below is just under life size of actual image.

These images are larger than actual painting size.

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The Sprout has Taste!

Great piece by the way!! You do great work.

Beautiful work, Delmus! I don't have a title suggestion for you, but just wanted to say it's a delight to see your latest painting and read a description of your process. I'm amazed that you finished this in just 2 sessions!

Thanks Raymond and Thaneeya for the replys,  I like your suggestion Raymond. 

Yes, my usual in the flemish realm is 5 to 7 layers.   I have seen some great work done quickly, so I thought to try my hand at it.  Using a dryer, "Liquin" also is a great help. 

Very beautiful.  Great reflections

Green with envy!

Awesome work as always Delmus. Can't believe it took you only 2 sessions.
Love the red glaze and the very selective detailing you have added.
It is a very beautiful piece. Well done!

am not that good in giving titles to still-lifes ... usually I keep the traditional labelling "Still-Life with [insert objects here]"... don't have a title but maybe these help:
The Fresh Scent
Still-Life with Garlic and Green Pepper

Wow!

Wow! So real and beautiful! How about "Seasonings" for the title?

Stunning work, now this is what I call realism.  beautiful color, light and shadow. Great job on edges and fantastic job on the depth.  It looks so real I can almost small the dish your making. 

"Dinner for Two"

Garlic with Pepper might be appropriate, so one can get the title out of the way and concentrate on the work.       I find ambiguous titles {unless hey are abstract] can stay on ones mind while contemplating the subject matter. Which, in this case is worth it! Good work well done.

Frank Savage.

 I agree with  Garlic with Pepper ... or  ..Garlic and pepper... not too different   btw I love the tones you have ,  the sheen and reflections...

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