Onion Still Life

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

This is my first onion painting. Onions have a long history of being in still lifes and I had been avoiding painting them just for that very reason, and I to my detriment. However now I know why they are popular subjects. It is the variety of shape, form, shadows that can be created by their skins, their roundness, while also the variations of color in the layers of the skin that make them so appealing. You may start to see them more often in my paintings as they are usually always in the house.

Here is a great still life by Cezanne with many onions in it! Wow, I really like the composition