Thursday, March 7, 2013

Flesh Tones and Onion Skins (Sold)



Recently, I read that if you want to get better at mixing and painting realistic flesh tones, you should practice by painting onions.  At the market, I'm always attracted to the pretty reds of apples, strawberries, cherries, etc.  And I've been giving onions the slight.  No more, however, I was completely charmed.  They are really fun to paint!

I hope you have a great Thursday!

8 comments:

Karen d'Angeac Mihm said...

And a beautiful onion it is! What a great idea Darla, definitely similar to flesh tones!

Wendy Barrett said...

Hi Darla, you have done a great job with this - the colours are very oniony and I can feel the texture of the papery skin. I love the softness you seem to achieve so beautifully in your paintings. Beautiful!

hmuxo said...

You painted this onion so well, Darla. I will be painting an onion soon..great practice! I will be doing it in pastels as well.

Page Railsback said...

Inspirational..An artist that steps right up to the challenge..now we all want to paint onions. Beautiful Darla

Azra said...

Love the lines of the tea towel and the onion taking centre stage!! The onion is amazing,a definite inspiration!

Kathleen said...

Beautifully painted and great composition! Interesting that painting onions can help with flesh tones... makes sense.:)

Grommie said...

Onions are on my must-paint list but I've been avoiding my still life set-up lately in favor of abstracts. Maybe I should work on marrying the two.

Darla McDowell said...

Thank you, girls. I appreciate your very kind comments.