Sunday, May 28, 2006

Lychnis and Onion



I went outdoors early this morning to find something to sketch. My lychnis were in full bloom! So I pulled out a step ladder (I MUST get a suitable sketch seat) and sat down to sketch. After only 10 minutes -- the intense sun and heat had me in a sweat!! I collected a blossom and leaf and went indoors to cool off and get my eyes to adjust!

I'm also determined to learn more about shading and color blending. I sketched this onion and added watercolor as I sat after lunch in the shade of the porch.

After a difficult workweek, today was a true relaxing gift!

23 comments:

AnastasiaC said...

That onion looks amazing!!!

Jack said...

This is excellent. It looks like it's jumping out the screen. Really good stuff.

Penny said...

Lovely onion!! Is it watercolor? or WC pencil?? Just great!

starrgirl's world said...

great, great onion! I think if the shadow had been a shade of purple or blue (complimentary of the brown/orange of the onion) it would have popped perfectly!! I hope you don't mind my saying so because it is lovely as it is...

Terri said...

That onion is brilliant Lin. I could almost reach out and feel the papery skin. Fantastic.

Laura said...

Oh my word, Lin! You have outDONE yourself with that onion!! Our Lin, the great Onion Master! Just gorgeous, honey! I bought lychnis coronaria 'angel blush' today for my new garden, so your rose campion is particularly fun for me ;D.Well done!!!

Mary Ellen said...

Great job with the onion. I LOVE the "hot spots" on the side that really make it pop!
Cheers!
Mary Ellen

Loretta said...

The bulb - onion? is superb! The shading on it is fabuloso! I had my sketchbook out at a cafe today and was embarrased when the waiter wanted to look at it. I have to get back into the saddle!

Teri C said...

Lin, the flower is so pretty but that onion is just AWESOME!! I think that is the best you have ever done! Just perfect!

Kathleen Marie said...

OH, I love this onion. Great job on the highlight. It looks so real. :)

Sioux said...

Oh, Lin, I love the onion! Such a good drawing.

Tami said...

Lin!!!!! I can feel the smoothness of the skin on this onion!!! You did it PERFECTLY!

Nancy said...

You onion is really really good - you must have been in synch with the vegetable world when you made it :)

Lindsay said...

Beautiful rounding of your form!!!

Carole said...

Lin,
Like everyone else, I'm blown away by the onion. It looks good enough to peel! Very nicely observed.

Sue said...

I'm late getting on this bandwagon of admiration but had to say,"I love your onion" even if it's become a well worn phrase.

Linda T said...
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Linda T said...

Wow, this onion is fabulous!!

Alison said...

Such beautiful, translucent onion skin. well done

Linda said...

Well, what can I add to all of this well deserved praise? Nothing new, just to agree that you've outdone yourself with the onion -- wowza baby! :-)

mw said...

That is an amazing onion. Wow!!!

Karen Winters said...

Gorgeous onion, Lin
Your very best work!

Felicity said...

OMG!! Lin that onion is amazing!! What on earth will you be doing in a couple of weeks when I get to look at your blog again??? You must be so pleased with this!