Wednesday, April 18, 2012

"Onions" oil 8" x 12"

 $125 + $10 S&H

"Onions" is a quick demo I painted for class recently.  We clustered tulips, or onions, or strawberries, and I encouraged students to average the shadow shape into one color and value, paint that ONE shape accurately and then build into it with slight shifts in temperature and hue.  I find it a lot easier to match value when I am building onto a note instead of next to a note. 
  As an aside, I can usually find an onion or two at home with a lovely green shoot sprouting. I love to paint them and the shoots can get long and graceful while the onion maintains its integrity as a rounded object... makes for lovely harmony. 

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