Sunday, July 13, 2008

Looking at a Red Onion


The Gardener grew it, I painted it. He'll cook it, I'll eat it. Isn't life perfect?

Editor's Note: I actually meant to post this in Our Tuscan Garden. I should not be in charge of a blog!

10 comments:

Lin said...

I'd say that was the life indeed!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the variations in this onion, Robyn!! PERFECT!

Shirley said...

Exquisite! That would make a fabulous framed kitchen painting!

Sharon said...

Robyn, These are lovely and luminous! Now why does your P.Maroon look so much better than mine?:)

Robyn said...

Thank you, Lin. :)

Shirley - Many thanks, if I'd painted it on proper paper I could have. But if I'd painted it on proper paper, it probably wouldn't have worked out. Catch 22.

Sharon - Thank you - and my P. Maroon does not look better than yours! If it hadn't been for you, I'd have forgotten I had the perfect colour for this onion. ;)

juj said...

That's ok - this onion deserves to be seen twice. I am in love with the cross strokes in the leaves, and the way the skin curls down right at the top, and the spots of color at the base. The shadow, the color... it's all so simple and lovely. Who knew an onion could be so perfect?

Stacy said...

Robyn,

You had better start using proper paper because I've never seen a watercolor by you that didn't work out! This onion is beautiful! As is your loose landscape sketch.

I've been choosing my vegetables at the local farm market by which ones I think are prettiest. Recently I picked up some beautiful orange and purple carrots. I started painting them but didn't get a chance to finish it yet. Luckily I took photos of the carrots before we ate them. :)

Robyn said...

Judi - Thank you. You always say the sweetest things. Please don't stop :)

Stacy - Thank you so much, but I have to tell you my water colour failures would paper a wall (or two). I love the sound of purple and orange carrots. I'll have to speak to 'The Gardener'.

Joan Y said...

My first thought when I saw this painting was, "PERFECTION!" Wowwwww!

Laurel Neustadter said...

Awesome! Your onion is perfect.

Robyn said...

Joan y and Laurel - Thank you. It didn't feel like that when I was painting it. Probably because I was so relaxed about the outcome.

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