Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Lemon Slice


Done recently for the Rookie Painter challenge. I think I'm beginning to build a library of fruit paintings! But I find so many of them make very interesting subjects, especially when their "skin" has interesting textures.

I thought of changing the composition, but the design seemed to work for me. And I wanted to play with color in this one. I kept the yellows, but loved adding the "greens" to both the lemon slice & the table.

Sometimes the most simple of subjects can make for a very fun painting to do. Not that it was entirely stress-free -- I did repaint the green table twice & the blue background twice. I didn't like the first results so I simply redid them (the advantages of using Acrylics!).

Acrylic on 9x12 canvas

6 comments:

sarah meredith said...

Hi Nancie, this is a really nice painting of the lemons - I like the dark form and cast shadows and your use of green in the slice. I also looked through your other paintings and they are terrific too. You have a wide range of styles!

AutumnLeaves said...

I think the addition of the green lends this pucker power! Lovely work, Nancie!

Dana said...

Very nice piece, Nancy, vibrant!

SYLVIANE said...

Very nice colors!

Words of Life said...

Thanks for the comment on my lemon! I love the colors in yours! I would love to let go more and use brighter colors... you really are an inspiration. Thanks!

Virginia Floyd said...

This one is one of my favorites in the challenge. I love how you applied the color in blocks, rather than blending.

And thank you for listing my blog! I was so surprised. That is very kind of you.

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