Daily painting: red and yellow onions

Original oil painting: Onions #3
Onions (red and yellow), 15 x 15 cm, oil on canvas, ©2011 Julie Galante. [SOLD]

Not every single one of my paintings has an Oktoberfest theme these days, although it is starting to feel that way. I’m still fitting in the occasional still life or cityscape here and there. Onions are one of my favorite still life subjects, I’ve decided. I especially like trying to capture the little stringy things that stick out at the end of them.

Do you have a favorite still life subject?

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5 Responses to “Daily painting: red and yellow onions”

  1. J. Aerts says:

    Julie, I love this one. The onion skin looks so papery and peely, and the “stringy things” are awesome.

  2. Jul says:

    Thanks so much, J.

    I think I’ll have a google and see if I can find out what the stringy things are really called.

  3. Mandi says:

    Seriously, I never knew onions could look so beautiful!

  4. Em says:

    i just love it! It’s a concerted effort not to be smug about how happy i am to own it.

  5. Jul says:

    @Mandi – Thanks! I never thought of them as a particularly attractive veggie until I started painting them.

    @Em – Eh, be smug all you want. That’s the main reason why people buy art, isn’t it? :)

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