I divided my week so that every day I get to paint a different exercise; life drawing, plein air, illustration etc... Fridays are my still life painting days and I started with this onion. It turned out a bit too tightly rendered for my taste. Next week I'll paint it again, but with more painterly strokes.
Sundays are illustration days. One of my favorite things to paint are clouds. I often imagine them as mountains, big, strong and immovable.