Onion in watercolor


Watercolor in large watercolor Moleskine notebook
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I worked on an oil painting portrait all afternoon and evening with frustrating results. So I decided to do a quick watercolor sketch to comfort myself. I actually ended up doing this onion twice. The first version was yucky and overworked so I gave myself a few minutes more for one more try. Now I’m off for some bedtime reading about portraiture in oils and some sleep.

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About Jana Bouc

I am an artist who loves (and lives) to sketch and paint in watercolor and oils. I teach watercolor classes in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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12 Responses to Onion in watercolor

  1. lin says:

    NICELY DONE< Jana!! I think the muses were in hiding yesterday — I too ruined a ton of stuff! Here’s hoping today is much better for you!!!

  2. caseytoussaint says:

    Wonderful color on this.

  3. Holly says:

    I always love your watercolor produce.

  4. Tami says:

    Love this, it’s so bright and colorful! You’ve had me thinking about watercolor vs oils since your comment yesterday. Made me take a closer look at how I use watercolors (not that I’m using them much at all at the moment) info to have when I need it.

  5. Nancy says:

    I love how you’ve given this onion color ..bright, bold, juicy. Some times the best work comes after we have some issues with another painting. Lovely.

  6. Anna says:

    Oh what brilliant colors – just wonderful! Thanks for your nice comment! I wanted to ask you for some more advice about painting at a larger scale, specifically what brushes and papers do you recommend for this?

  7. Sherry says:

    Your paintings always make me smile, Who would have thought an anion could be so much fun?

  8. Bronwyn says:

    What a great, bright onion!

  9. sandy says:

    Wow!!! Love the colors.

  10. Wonderful vibrant onion Jana!
    Love the intense blue shadow !!!

  11. lauren says:

    Oh, this is really cool, so colorful!

  12. xwocketx says:

    I like this, it’s very simple and cute and very colorful ^-^

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