Monday, August 8, 2016

Green Onions

"Green Onions"
Image size 6" x 6"

I can't believe that it's been a year and a half since I've painted in oil and two years since I've done a palette knife painting.  Even though oil isn't my favorite medium, I do like painting with a palette knife so it surprises me that I've let so much time pass without using that tool.  

I went to the Farmer's Market this weekend hoping to find some incredible vegetables to paint but there was nothing that screamed "PAINT ME" so I ended up with these little onions.  I chose a red background to add some punch.  I do love red but rarely use it.  I wonder what's up with that?  I'll have to concentrate when I make my color choices for future paintings instead of always going with my comfortable colors.


  1. well it did soup it up and I like the way the green just pops off that red. Hmmm, veggies - we'd have a problem in eating the subjects in our house. Ok you got these kinds of curves with the knife?? Now I am jealous.

    1. Oh, you could do those curves too. You're a very skilled artist.

  2. Bonjour chère amie,

    Rien n'est mieux que d'acheter les légumes du moment chez un petit producteur. Ce sont souvent les meilleurs.
    Ils le deviennent encore davantage grâce à votre pinceau et votre talent... Un très joli trio d'oignons verts.
    J'aime le choix de votre fond, il apporte un fabuleux contraste avec ces jeunes pousses.

    Gros bisous 🌸

  3. Beautiful, refreshing and vibrant! :)

  4. Excellent! This time of the year it's so much fun going to farmers market great place to get inspired! I don't do too many still life paintings but I have some photos of peaches and apples that are calling me. I do like the red background for these onions Nancy!!!

    1. I don't do still life painting much either but these were fun to paint.


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