Sunday, May 26, 2013


 Allium Cepa
5" x 7" oil on panel       Available for purchase

I've been sketching and painting onions lately.  Just small pieces as interludes between working on large paintings.

We often take the simplest things for granted and overlook them when searching for subjects for painting and drawing.  Onions, rather like eggs, give a challenge in form and value as well as coming in a number of colourways also.

Here are a couple of oil sketches that I did on paper in my sketchbook as well as a small painting completed. What vegetable do you enjoy painting?



Celia Blanco said...

I love your onions and I love to paint them too!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

very nice paintings :)

i paint/draw more fruit then vegetables, but i guess my favourite vegetable to draw or peppers, fav. fruit...probably odd shaped apples :)

Jeanette said...

Thanks Celia, aren't they fabulous to paint?

Jen, I rarely paint peppers, although I love the shapes and colours. Likely because I don't like to eat them, so rarely buy them. However, we have tons growing this summer so more props! :)