Wednesday, August 11, 2010

"Still Life with Onions"

I stayed up late last night, painting into the wee hours of the morning, then got up early to the "Sound of Music".  No, it wasn't Julie Andrews, though I do love her in that movie.  It was the sound of hammering!  The construction crew had arrived, and they were working on my studio at 7:30 am.   I could have slept a little longer, but having them here, even at that hour, makes me smile.

I finished "Still Life with Onions" this morning.  I think it came out well.  It was the first time I had ever painted transparent glass, or attempted anything semitransparent like the onion skins.  For the most part I think the painting is a success.  I certainly enjoyed the process, though the bottle rims were a pain.  I think I spent more time on them than on any other part of the painting.  I hope you enjoy seeing my latest project.  Please excuse the glare - the paint is still wet!


  1. Great reflection on the bottles and onions...well done!

  2. Thank you, Carol. It was a nice challenge.