Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Garden Onions

Garden Onions
9 1/2" x 14" 
Watercolor

As mentioned in a previous post, the reference photo used for this painting is by Scitzo from the Wet Canvas Reference Image Library.   This is painted on 15 1/2" x 22 1/2" Twinrocker watercolor paper with the image size cropped to 9 1/2" x 14".  I went back in and added more saturated colors to the ground and the onions.  I rather lost it in some areas adding a bit to much of the darks between the greens of the onions. 

13 comments:

Studio at the Farm said...

You MAY be right about the darks, but it is a very appealing painting.

L.W.Roth, said...

Loving contrast, I don't think the darks are too dark. The painting is lovely. I can feel the earth when I look at your ground. Very nice.

Mermaid's Palette said...

This is beautiful and I love your shadows! I also love the burnt sienna-ish color in the background- very nice.

Sharon Williamson said...

This is beautiful Ann - the rich dark colours are perfect for the subject matter I reckon. The highlights on the onions draw the eye nicely.

Wynamt said...

I have been watching your progression with this painting and was wondering the outcome. All I can say is wow! You have made a simple garden veggie...well, simply interesting! I think the darks add an element of drama that actually make the onions!

Pat said...

Absolutely fantastic, Ann.
I think its just perfect! xx

Happy Little Trees Studio said...

I love going to wetcanvas and finding photos to paint from. It's like searching for treasure when you find a cool one! Lovely painting!

RH Carpenter said...

Beautiful job on this, Ann :)

Ann Buckner said...

Thank you, everyone! As you already know, you are appreciated. :)

NoviceArtist said...

Very good job. Brings me back to the days when as a kid I grew up with large gardens. Great job!

Ann Buckner said...

Thank you, Novice Artist. I visited your blog and I am so excited for you with all that you have to look forward to in your art journey. Good luck and happy painting.

Deborah Elmquist said...

I love the warm/cool combination of colors that make the onions pop.

Ann Buckner said...

Thank you, Deborah. Happy you like the color combos.