Three Still life Studies

Here are a few oil paintings of things that grew in our garden this autumn. I enjoyed doing the couple of still life paintings outside instead of placing what you find outside and then bringing them inside and placing them carefully on a table with the right light like i did with the onions.

                                                             Saffron Crocus. Oil on panel.

These are the Crocus that you can use for cooking, the red strands of saffron are more valuable than gold and taste better too although I’ve heard some crocuses are posionous if eaten so be careful!

Onions, Oil on Panel

Beautiful pink onions from the garden, one of Renoirs most memorable paintings (in my eyes) was a still life of some onions – “Oignons”- that reminded me of these ones although I think his were a different variety with the skin being more yellow. His onions came from Naples 🙂

                                                                    Three Quinces, Oil on panel

Three quinces from the tree lying in the grass, I love the shape of them and their classic yellow colour when they are ripe.

3 thoughts on “Three Still life Studies”

  1. Anna, these still life paintings are fantastic. Wonderful work, the onions is my favorite (an old masters feel to it) – but the other two hold there own nicely as well (the first is complex, with a lot of depth and beautifully painted). Great to see your work again.

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