Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Valentines Day Onion

Why onions? I've had that question on my mind. It's usually available since my husband is always cooking, they last a long time and I think they carry with them a sense of being grounded.
I don't know if my husband actually reads my posts but coincidentally he decided to make onion soup so there are even more onions around to inspire me! Thanks Paul!!
"Valentines Day Onion" watercolor on board, 3x4 inches.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

I've been working on a series of onion and garlic paintings for days!! For me this is something different; when doing oils I always considered the painting finished once the paint dried, and that at the most is two days. I guess I have no one to blame except myself and the process that has developed in doing these small paintings. I know I treat them like my oils in that I look for the same amount of values so I end up layering and layering. Most have something to do with the surface I've chosen also. I work on RTsTx boards and they take a lot of wiping off and putting on. I do like the results so I keep doing it. I have been using just three colors; new gamboge by Daniel Smith, Winsor Blue Red Shade and quinacridone red. Just wanted to make a note of it not only for students but for myself also!!
"Two Onions" 3x4 inches watercolor on board