Monday, June 1, 2009

Lemon Daily Painting

Lemon – 6" x 6" (15.25 x 15.25 cm) – Oil Canvas Panel

Today I worked on this painting in the morning as a warm up before working on a larger still life begun over the weekend that also has lemons in it. I find as time goes by I get more and more interested in capturing the nuances of color and value. Lemons are particularly interesting in that the shadow side is dark, with hints of purple and green in it, though the reflected light in the shadow shape is lighter in value but kinda vibrant in color, not desaturated like the rest of the shadow area.

Have a great evening, and thanks for dropping by, Liz


Elisabeth's bright side said...

Your lemons are just fantastic!

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Thanks Elisabeth!

Kerri Settle said...

You've done a wonderful job with the range in your yellows. . I like the heart shape that the lemon makes!