Saturday, September 8, 2012

Red Onion Day ~ Rode Uidag : Colored Pencil on Black Paper

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Red Onion Day ~ Rode Uidag
regular colored pencils on black Stonehenge paper
size 5.5"x5.5" approx. (NFS)
drawing copyright 2012 Judith Nijholt-Strong. all rights reserved.

Another one of my "vegetables in a 'classic' setting" drawings. Red onions seem to be in season now in our grocery stores, so along with cooking with them, I've been drawing and painting them. 

The onion goes along with the Red Pepper Day - Rode Paprikadag drawing I did. The pepper drawing started my idea of doing a group of these imaginary settings for vegetable still-life pieces. There will be more in this group, eventually, probably 12 small drawings of different vegetables. All of the drawings in this group will be similarly smallish in size (no larger than 8 inches in height), using colored pencils, done on black paper and set in imaginary backgrounds.

Meanwhile, (as if I have nothing else to do), I have been working on another, larger, piece - not a veg this time, but strawberries.
Here's a taste ... 
I am "Berry Busy"
image copyright 2012 Judith Nijholt-Strong. all rights reserved

Obviously, it's also important that your fingernail polish matches the drawing ... lol. When the drawing is  complete, I'll post it to this blog. Pure colored pencil work, for me, can often take a long time to complete - especially if you are your worst critic, the way I am with me! ;o)

I definitely need more hours in a day and days in a month ....


tot ziens,
Judy
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3 comments:

Studio at the Farm said...

Judy, I love your "Onion Day" - so vibrant! And the strawberries and matching nail polish, too. :)

J. Nijholt-Strong said...

Thanks, Kathryn. :o)
nail polish matching is so important. LOL ;o)

Judy

Anonymous said...

A beautiful piece!

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