Author: Rod_Webb, Contributing Editor
|Draw in the fine roots using your black watercolour pencil.|
|Lightly wet the background around the right side of the onion. Wet an area larger than the shadow size.|
Make up a mix of Burnt Umber/Ultramarine blue to produce a brownish grey.
Paint in the shadow shape wet into wet.
Also, using the same technique, add shadows under the fallen skin. Then, while still damp, apply some Light Red (thick mix, little water )to the inner edge of the shadow that touches the onion.
|Re-wet the shadow area again and add a mix of Light Red/Burnt Umber to warm the shadows.|
To produce a brighter highlight, scrape the area with a sharp hobby knife to allow some white paper to show.
|Paint in the shadow lines around the loose piece of skin at the base of the onion. Then darken the lower area with Burnt Umber to finish your painting.
I hope you enjoyed painting your onion,
Happy painting until next time,
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|B i o g r a p h y|
Rod Webb is a self taught artist who works mainly in watercolours and pastels.His primary interest is in local scenes and still life paintings. He started painting 6 years ago after watching videos of well known artists.
Rod is an associate editor to WetCanvas!|
A CD is available which contains 14 of his watercolour lessons and watercolour articles covering materials and techniques.
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