Well I’ve finally had some success in a still life painting after several paintings that I didn’t like. My two onions painting went well right from the start.

Two Onions
Two Onions

It helped that I looked online for inspiration of composition and I was inspired to raise the onions up so that they were closer to a straight on view. I’ve seen this kind of still life composition being used a lot lately and it works well for this painting.

Two Onions, setup

It also really helped that I worked on the two onions painting for over two hours tonight. For a small 5×7 painting that is quite a long time, but it was worth it.

Two Onions, subject

Side note, I’m glad this painting was successful because this was my 1000th work since starting my journey over three years ago.


  • Session: 1174
  • Work: 1000
  • Width: 7"
  • Height: 5"
  • Medium: Oil
  • Location: Home
  • Art Time: 2.5
  • Creative Time:



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Chris Beaven

I am an Artist and a programmer currently living in the amazing state of Washington. I have a passion for art, but I'm stubborn as hell with it. My day is complete only when I do some piece of art each day, no matter how small. "There was a dream that was Rome. You could only whisper it. Anything more than a whisper and it would vanish, it was so fragile."