Cipolla by Brian Bailey

15th Annual ARC Salon (2020-2021)

Brian Bailey



81.28 × 38.1 cm | 32 × 15 in

Soft pastel

  • Honorable Mention / Still Life

"Cipolla" has only been previously exhibited at my exhibition, as honoree at the 4th International Biennial Pastel d' Opale in Saint Leonard, France.
This painting from life was a simple group of heirloom onions that I grew in my garden. When harvested, my wife braided them together for storing. I set them against a blank wall in my studio and let the light from a window give a soft shadow, focusing the intricacy of the twisted crinkled stems of the onions against the blankness of the wall.