The Humble Yellow Onion
It has been a while since I’ve painted onions. If you’ve been following me this year, you’ll remember the Red Onion Trio I finished back in February. I think onions are really fun to paint and I use them in nearly everything I cook so they’re always in the house. It can be a challenge to achieve the thinness of the paper but I like a little challenge. This is the first in a series of 9 upcoming yellow onion paintings. So brace yourself. Hopefully, they won’t sting your eyes.
This onion went pretty smoothly aside from one little hiccup where I dropped it in my palette. I was painting in the background a bit too aggressively and knocked the canvas off my easel. The bottom edge landed right in my palette. That was really the worst of it. Catching wet paintings is a bit of a win/lose situation. I prevented the canvas from face planting in my palette, but came away with hands completely covered in paint and the need to repaint the background. I’m lucky it was a simple background and I managed not to smear black all over my freshly painted onion. I would’ve taken a picture, but there was seriously paint everywhere. I’m usually a pretty clean painter too. :/