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12-15-2001, 04:28 PM
Had to take a break this afternoon from the last of the Christmas commissions (I know, I know, it's getting close, but I work better under pressure!) and paint something that ISN'T from a client submitted photo. Will frame it and give it to my sister-in-law, who mentioned last week that she really needs a fruit painting :D . I think that was a hint.
I had trouble getting that lemon to look really rounded, esp. since I didn't stay conventional with the color.
5.5" x 8", pastel on med. gray paper.
12-15-2001, 04:54 PM
I just started using Photoshop--can't get the JPEGs to open anywhere but in Photoshop. Please help?
Will try again after editing in another program.
12-15-2001, 05:12 PM
Hope this works!
12-15-2001, 06:16 PM
Yeah, lemons can be difficult to paint. I've always found that yellow is a difficult pigment to use as it seems to easily lose it's identity when mixed with other colours. As for this painting, the highlights on the lemon should be as bright as those of the other fruit. Perhaps bring in a touch of the dark shadow form the background to help give more depth. Also, on the right, the background brush marks seem to mimic or follow the shape of the lemon. If they were straitened out, as is the rest of the green surface, this might help distinguish the lemon(make it stand out/on the surface).
Don't know if it was your title suggestion or the actual painting, but my mouth is watering.
I think a stonger anchor would also help.
Nice painting and I certainly would be pleased to receive it for Christmas.
12-16-2001, 09:02 AM
Listen to bottleman - he knows things! :)
12-16-2001, 10:08 AM
12-16-2001, 02:11 PM
Love these lemons there terrific!
12-19-2001, 03:24 PM
There nice...not great but why? What message did you try to convey? Was it that you knew what a lemon was? There is no story attached to this painting so I don't think it is effective as as still life.
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