daily painting titled Oignon doux des Cévennes

Oignon doux des Cévennes

11cm x 12cm (4½"x4¾"), oil on gessoed card Painting status: SOLD
Daily painting for Thursday 11 March, 2010
Posted in Still life paintings
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This golden onion fills the frame and seems to burst beyond it. Underneath its papery skin you can see the green inside that is a promise to come. In my imagination I slice into it and as I encounter the smell, I anticipate with pleasure the lunch or dinner that is ....?

Come on... this is a photograph, right? You never cease to amaze me... and I can't get enough! Thank you again, and again, and again...

A "festival" of subtle tinges and shades, hot colours, a smidgeon of cold ones (ultramarine, Antioche green light?).
And this fabulous wings of white highlights like a luminous majestic ray sailing through a golden ocean...

excellent , real...

Okay, I'm hooked. Just discovered this site and I love it!
Question: Do you have time to paint other things? Bigger things?
sj

A simple onion elevated to a deity!

Delicious recipe from Cathare country(Aude): Tarte aux oignons doux

6 oignons doux
A cup of creme fraiche
Grated nutmeg
Oregano powder
olive oil, salt, pepper

Peel and slice thinly the onions. Render them into olive oil. Slightly brown them, then leave them aside.
Take away the liquor.
Add creme fraiche, grated nutmeg, salt, pepper.

Roll out a short pastry and spread the preparation above, over. Sprinkle of oregano (not to much).

Roast 50 minutes Thermostat 6

10 minutes before the end, you can put on the surface some slivers of goat cheese. Cook au gratin.

Bon appetit!

julian - and friends, describe if you will in the simplest way, what triggers the image making impulse.
you can send the missives to me, (working on an article)
at my email. many thanks. but be rigorously circumspect about the action rather than poetic indulgence please.
ps: really liked the previous black ptg with a suggestion of this and that here and there.

thanks

I can hear this onion skin crinkling as I grasp it...

Incredible! Such a simple thing is so great of a painting. I may try this! I mostly paint plein aire Maine landscapes. Some days the days are cold and gray. Today would have been a great "onion" day.