I decided to try to fix "badly deformed onions". How is this version? Still loose, but less chimp-like, hmm?
In the photo the onions now look much better defined than the garlic, which doesn't seem to belong to the same painting. The paint is still wet and it might look different when it is dry. If it is still a problem I can always work up the garlic a little more. This could turn into a neverending painting.