Thursday, March 11, 2010

Lemons {a new still life painting}

20100307 lemon and stripes

Still Life with Lemons, Bowl and Dishcloth
8" x 8" (20.3 x 20.3 cm) – Oil Canvas Panel

Hello ~

The week has gone by so fast! How is it already Thursday? Well, never mind… I hope your week has been going well. Mine has been disproportionally filled with yard work, clearing debris caused by the three snow storms we had this winter.

Before starting in on the lawn work, some time was dedicated to painting where I completed this little gem. I love the kitchen dishcloth motif and playing with how stripes give a sense of space in a painting. It was nice revisiting this theme again. It was painted only with natural light, so during the first setting I was racing the clock and ended up painting in such darkness it was almost impossible to see the palette. I kept at it as long as I could because I did not want to lose that initial impression and excitement.

I am going to wish you a great weekend a bit early, as I am headed out of town for a few days on a painting trip with three other artists! So have a wonderful evening and thank you for stopping by and spending time here :)


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Last Cup Of Coffee said...

totally awesome!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Have a lovely painting trip with messy paints and lots of gossip!

I love blue and yellow together, and this painting is just right! I can just about smell the lemons.

eLIZabeth Floyd said...


Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Beautiful work Liz!! Have a great trip!


Jeanne Ludeke said...

Beautiful painting. I really like the energy the stripes add to the composition.

Kerri Settle said...

Well, I'm a little late on this one but had to comment. Anyone who can handle stripes like that deserves recognition!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Fabulously beautiful! The blue and yellow color scheme is one of my favorites!!!

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Thanks Mary! Blue and white dishclothes are one of my favorite backdrops... I think almost anything looks good on it :)