Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Lemons with a Rose Background Still Life


Bowl of Lemons with Rose Background – 6" x 8" Oil on Canvas Panel SOLD

This painting was first completed on Sunday afternoon however today I reworked it some as I felt the painting was too dark with its original blue background and green tablecloth. By experimenting with a layer of Zinc Buff for the tablecloth color and then applying another zinc white based color, Brilliant Yellow-Reddish over the blue background. The result is this finished painting, which is brighter and in my opinion a more cheerful composition.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I enjoy your work. I like how little touches of the blue still show in under the pink background color.

E. Floyd said...

Thanks. Having the blue still show some was the goal, that is why I used a Zinc-white based color because of its transparency.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I like it a lot. The principle is color vibration and it works great here!

E. Floyd said...

Hi Mary, yes I think making color vibrate in at least one spot in a painting is important to be a visual success.