Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Red Onion Still Life



Red Onion – 6" x 8" – Oil on Canvas Panel – SOLD

This onion was left over from a meal I had prepared. I liked how it looked on the cutting board and thought it would be fun to paint. Before I had never noticed how cool, almost blue white red onions are. Red onions really are cool in color tone, except the outermost skin which is almost orange.

When my husband saw the painting he quoted Shrek “Onions have layers”

I love that movie.

4 comments:

Anna T. said...

What nice colors you use in rendering this onion!

Kellie Marian Hill said...

oh, what wonderful colors! and I love your treatment of the layers, understated but still clearly visible.... bravo!

E. Floyd said...

Anna thanks for dropping by. I think the colors of the scene is what originally captured my interest.

That is what I love about art, how it encourages investigation of items with greater depth and sense of understanding.

E. Floyd said...

Kellie thanks for mentioning the layers of the onion. I really worked on that part of the onion, as I did not want it looking like a technical rendering, instead I wanted to capture the gist of it.