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Wednesday
Mar042009

Oil Studies: Onion, Plum, and Cup

White Sprouted Onion SOLD
oil on panel
5 x 7 inches

I decided to try something I haven't done in a while: a small, fast painting! I enjoyed it so much I did a couple more.

Silver Cup
oil on panel
6 x 6 inches

Plum SOLD
oil on panel
5 x 7 inches

All three of these are for sale for $150 each plus shipping. The first person to email me with the one they want gets it.

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Reader Comments (6)

These are beautiful studies. And so small panels. I often read your blog and it is such an inspiration to me. I like to see how your paintings are done and what colors you use, the way you paint it. I learn a lot of it. Thanks for showing.

March 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJiddje

Wow! What a difference your hard work on extended pieces has made, eh? (Canadians like to say "eh?").

I remember how you struggled with some small studies at the beginning of your blog, and now you just kick their ass. That onion is so beautiful.

March 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSpatula

Ohh these are all very nice, but I have to agree, the onion... makes me cry. Well no not really, but it is beautiful. Nice work!

March 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlia El-Bermani

These are brilliant and really capture the lighting and texture quite well -- especially the onion (my fave)!

March 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAdam Gard

Thank you everyone for all your comments! I did have fun, it was quite a change of pace (literally!). I could have painted that onion over and over, but it started to wilt and get "floppy". I might have to try to sprout another on purpose :)

Funny thing, even though the paintings were quick and comparatively simple subjects (compared to crumpled transparent things!), they were not at all easy to paint. I was surprised, I think I thought with a certain amount of training & practice I'd be able to whip out small/simple paintings more easily. But that wasn't the case.

The practice has made my perception sharper but painting even simple things is still very challenging.

March 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSadie J. Valeri

wonderful studies Sadie. there is such an energetic light about all three, r.

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterrahina qh
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