Monday, September 21, 2009

Everday Matters Challenge #179 Draw an Onion

This picture evolved as I drew it. Things kept getting added to it. The above are some of the South's (USA) summer comfort foods- pork & beans, cucumbers, and Vidalia onions. The Vidalia (pronounced Vi-DELL-yah) onion , I learned, is the state vegetable of Georgia (my home). Vidalia onions were discovered in the 1930's growing near Vidalia, Georgia. The low sulfer content of the soil in the 20 counties around Vidalia, GA. produces an extremely sweet onion. The onion's name is now copyrighted and is Federally protected. Only onions grown in those twenty counties can be called Vidalia onions. So, if you have eaten a Vidalia onion, you have eaten a very southern specialty.


  1. Beautifully done! I honestly love both black and white, and colors too. But I found that B&W in a lot of cases has more elegance and with that classic timeless look, while colors are just very pleasing to the eyes, and striking.

  2. Vidalia onions! These are great sketches!

  3. Love vidalia season! Maybe I am a southerner at heart? Great sketch and info!