Champs des onions

These are my idea of what real onions look like. Not packaged under plastic, and certainly not constrained by a fiber netting. Onions should be tactile and papery. They are delicious to the tongue when cooked and enhanced near the nose.

There is no substitute.

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Barry Comer

I volunteer as a design and communications consultant with Family Scholar House in Louisville, Kentucky, the Democratic Socialists of America and teach children with emotional and developmental disabilities.

I have degrees in art and was an art director for 30 years.


  1. Gee, no onion powder? 😉 Yes, there should have be a bowl of them in the kitchen…and what a terrific subject they are to draw. The tint is working well again, the knife is lurking…and the spatial relationships are once again brought in question, which you do so well. Always tweaking reality!
    A long time ago I took a Botanical Illustration Certificate course and made a drawing of garlic, another great subject that it seems every drawing student tackles at some point. It was fun! I need to get back to direct contact with the paper, but it’s hard – digital is a magnet. Here’s the garlic – I found a photo of it and put it on Flickr –


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