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  • I love these small paintings Steve - the onions are superbly observed and painted, brilliant use of colour. As you are collecting a lot of onions at the moment, do you frame these or simply just leave the canvas unframed?

    Posted by Pat Thompson on Thu 15 Sep 20:16:10
  • On the whole, I'm indifferent to still life - always felt it was a stage you had to go through, to learn about tone and form, but I couldn't wait to leave it behind and get on with some "real" painting. However - and maybe it's partly because I just love onions, who knows - I really like this one, and your red onion you posted earlier. Charles Dickens wrote somewhere - A Christmas Carol? - about "fat" onions, juicy and round... and that's exactly what your paintings call to my mind. If this is your "Onion Stage" - does that sound less impressive than Picasso's "Blue Period"? Why should it? - then so much the better. Just don't forget to chop 'em up when painted, and have them with a Spanish omelette, or a dahl, or with liver and tomatoes .... slurp.

    Posted by Robert Jones, N.A.P.A. on Thu 15 Sep 21:01:04
  • This really good.And clever title too. Great gallery.

    Posted by tony challis on Thu 15 Sep 21:14:41
  • Steve, I'm loving your 'onion stage'.......I think it's the depth of colour you achieve on the skin.

    Posted by Fiona Phipps on Thu 15 Sep 22:51:28
  • Luv your small simple still-lifes! Great tonal extension and very disciplined. Bravo!

    Posted by Judith Viti on Fri 16 Sep 04:45:51
  • Cheers Pat, I paint them on canvas, stick them to board and mount them to fit a standard frame; this saves on the cost. I generally frame them for exhibition but people tend to want to frame their own. All the best, Steve.

    Posted by steve strode on Fri 16 Sep 08:04:50
  • Thanks Robert, Glad you like them. The good thing about still life is that you get to eat the props. All the best, Steve

    Posted by steve strode on Fri 16 Sep 08:08:51
  • Cheers, Tony, Fiona and Judith, Thanks for looking in. All th best, Steve.

    Posted by steve strode on Fri 16 Sep 08:11:09
  • Love this picture,i had a simular phase a few years ago,only mine was pears. It works so well because its simple in both its subject/composition and hues/colour....it really is a great little painting,well done.

    Posted by matthew ormston on Fri 16 Sep 11:18:30
  • Love this picture,i had a simular phase a few years ago,only mine was pears. It works so well because its simple in both its subject/composition and hues/colour....it really is a great little painting,well done.

    Posted by matthew ormston on Fri 16 Sep 11:22:40