This is the original lighthouse; there is a much newer and much less charming tower just out of the picture to the right. This lighthouse is located at Pt Robinson at the east end of Maury Island. This painting is at Silverwood Gallery on Vashon Island in May and June.
What a strong color to paint. The body of the pepper is the most intense red, but even the background and shadows are neutralized reds. The green stem is half warm green and half cool green. The pepper tilts to the left, creating a dynamic shape.
The onion is a little off center but touches the edges of the panel via the stem & the piece of onion skin. The roots were painted with a rubber scraping tool which created a sharp line and left just the right amount of paint in the light areas.
Those onion roots are tricky to paint. The lavender reflections were a fun touch, and I thought the orange tones of the roots really sparkled against the complementary blue green onions and tablecloth.