A Sign Of Spring - Green Onions
Painting - Colored Pencil On Duralar Matte Film
Spring Green Onions in Colored Pencil, by Conni Schaftenaar
This was done as a "play challenge" made by fellow FAA artist Laurel Adams. She sent a photo of a bunch of beautiful green onions she had gotten at her local farmers' market and challenged me to play! She has her own, much more complex version with the two bunches of onions shown in her photo. I chose to simplify and do one bunch, and created a streaky, patchy blue and purple background for them. Like the song says, "deep greens and blues are the colors I choose"! (thanks to James Taylor for that wonderful line!).
This is the first colored pencil work I've done on a new-to-me surface, Duralar Film in a matte finish. The colored pencil lays down like butter, it can be erased off back to the translucent white of the sheet - whoohooo, I think I'll have fun with pieces created on that surface! More play to come!
Thanks, Laurel, for sharing your photo and issuing the "play" challenge - hope this meets your expectations!
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