daily painting titled Three onions

Three onions

18.6cm x 14cm (7"x5½"), oil on gessoed card Painting status: SOLD
Daily painting for Sunday 10 October, 2010
Posted in Still life paintings
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MASTERPIECE!!! HA!!! I was just thinking of painting onions yesterday!

i am wondering if you manipulated the stems or they came that way and you just arranged them so beautifully? hmmmm.....thanks whichever. gfs

Another jaw dropping masterpiece Julian, color and edges are spot on.

These onions are so present. They are like Cezanne's apples; They have such weight and mass.
They also happen to be gorgeously beautiful with the orange glow of your tint peeking through.
I think with these last two still lifes you've taken your painting to a new level. Can't wait to see what's next.

Great stuff, Julian! They bring tears to my eyes... No really.

As beautiful as handmade Christmas baubles!I love the "wings"in the wind of these onions and the onion on the right side looks like "The winged Victory of Samothrace"!Bewitching!

Such gentle gorgeous light - your paintings
are magical and deeply affecting! Best, don

Exquisite!

SPEECHLESS!!!!!!!!!!!!

This stopped me dead in my tracks.
Luminous! I don't think I can think
of a mere onion again the same way!
Bravo.

Hi Julian Nothing is exactly the same though we may think so. Each of these onions has a different hat and skin. Each has balanced themselves differently on the flat surface where you placed them, thus defining their shape. If they had bodies, they could be clowns.

should be, "balanced itself"

I can almost feel the papery skin..so perfect.

I can almost feel the papery skin..so perfect.

the dancing onions.

I play a guessing game sometimes - "What will Julian paint today?" - and I was so far off today, that the onions made me laugh. They are gorgeous. Luminous. I can feel their silky papery skins under my fingers, feel their heft. Beautifully done. Gracias!

Gorgeous!

Not only just wonderfully tactile,I can also imagine the sound of those skins peeling off.Fantastic!

No wonder you've received eighteen (now nineteen) comments.