Monday, March 2, 2009



Two Sweet Onions

Oil on board, 5" x 7"
$125 plus $6 shipping in U.S.
SOLD

32 comments:

Pierre Raby said...

wow- perfect, well balanced and warm.

Cheryl Anderson said...

I can smell those onions from here, and my eyes are starting to water!

Katherine said...

You amaze me Don, a beautiful study in value, with that little bit of green. Fantastic.

Anonymous said...

So, is the sprouting onion trying to flirt with the other onion?
Anne Thrower

Lu Stearn said...

Wish I could have bought this whole series.Let us know if you make prints...please!

Sheila Vaughan said...

Super shiny onion skins and that stroke of green is magic !

Martha Miller said...

simply beautiful!

Michele Rushworth said...

What a terrific painting. The texture of the surfaces feels very real and delicate and the forms are so full in the light. Nice job!

- Michele Rushworth
http://www.MicheleRushworth.com

Jean Victory said...

Don,
I just love your still lifes...beautifully done.

Don Gray said...

Pierre, your encouragement is so appreciated.

Don Gray said...

Thanks, Cheryl!

Don Gray said...

Thanks for your thoughts, Katherine.

Don Gray said...

I think he's just trying to hold the onion, Anne.

Don Gray said...

Thanks a lot, Lu.

Don Gray said...

Sheila you're very kind--thank you!

Don Gray said...

Thanks Martha! Are you buried in snow??

Don Gray said...

Welcome to my blog, Michele and thanks for those kind words. Your portraits are terrific.

Don Gray said...

Thanks, Jean--same back atcha!

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

Great command of the color!

benjaminlois said...

really very good work!!that´s hyperrealism!!!

Pam Holnback said...

Love these onions. A value study w/ a touch of green.

Don Gray said...

Many thanks, Onpainting.

Don Gray said...

I thank you, Benjamin.

Don Gray said...

Welcome to my blog, Pam, and thanks.

becky joy said...

I like the simplicity of this painting. Great.

Jeff Hayes said...

Beautiful piece of work, Don.
-Jeff

Don Gray said...

Thanks a lot, Becky, and welcome. I enjoyed seeing your blog.

Don Gray said...

Jeff, your comment is much appreciated. You're doing wome wonderful work.

Anonymous said...

I just want to add my praise to the list. Your onion painting is fantastic!!! I did an onion painting years ago but mine was pale compared to yours. Yours is much more warm. I love simple paintings like this....Dixie

Don Gray said...

I really appreciate your comments, Dixie.

Dean Grey said...

I have to say that out of all the still lifes you've posted these past several days, this one is my favorite.

The composition is wonderful and your use of browns and tans is as usual....done with expertise!

It's almost monochromatic and yet it's not.

Very warm and rich for sure.

And to top it all off (no pun intended), the little green shoot poking out from the onion just adds another hint of color.

Excellent job on this one!

-Dean

Don Gray said...

Dean, thanks for your perceptive and thoughful analysis--I appreciate it.