Monday, January 12, 2009

Onions in a Huddle 6x6 oil

These two look like they are planning something.  I am amazed at how long onions last.  These two have been around for a while.  They get more papery as they get old.  
I did this on a black surface.  It takes some time to get uses to, being I normally like to work from a light to medium value surface.  Always good to try something I am not comfortable with and learn enough to make educated decisions for the next time.

9 comments:

VanDerHoekArt said...

Oh yes, you finished this up so nicely! Amazing how softening s few things and tightening others makes all the difference. Love this one!

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

I second that! It really captures the onions beautifully!! Great job.

Dewberry Fine Art said...

Thanks Kim. We don't let the wind get us down. Although my skin feels like an onion now.

Dewberry Fine Art said...

Thanks Dana.

Hillary Miller said...

beautiful sensitivity to value and selected detail!

Sheila said...

It's a challenge to capture that wonderful papery outer skin. You did it perfectly.

Karen said...

Hi Dori,
May I ask why you used the black surface? What are its supposed advantages/disadvantages?
The painting is just beautiful!!

Karen

Eliot said...

The subtleties of the black surface create excellent depth. Reflections = Realism.

Jala Pfaff said...

This is super.