Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Three Onions

6 x 6"
oil on canvas on panel
$150 (framed) email me to purchase

I mentioned intimidating subject matter a couple of days ago, and I find myself returning to that idea today. I've seen other artists tackle onions, and always thought they would be too hard to try, but it's important to remember that no matter what you are painting, all the information you need to succeed is right there, in the still life. Just allowing yourself to SEE it, instead of looking too much at your painting is the key. When I'm really in the 'zone,' I'm more of a brain and a pair of eyes than a body with a hand holding a paint brush. Sometimes after a period of really intense observation, my arms will even feel a little bit numb.

3 comments:

michael said...

Nice Painting!

Gwen Bell said...

You did such a wonderful job on this! I agree that getting the skin to look right can be tricky but you really nailed it. All of the beautiful rusts, golds greens look so great on that soft blue background. Looks fantastic in a frame!

Mona said...

beautifully done Sarah.