Monday, February 6, 2012

Hide and Seek

Who doesn't love painting lemons...all that rich intense yellow! The sunlit sides of the lemons weren't as light as I had envisioned. So this is the first time I've ever tried glazing. Once the initial painting was dry,  I used Liquin to thin some Cad Yellow Lemon a bit and brushed it over the sections I wanted brighter. I've included a before and after photo...not sure you can tell much difference, but I can on the original painting.

In honor of the
beautiful near full moon, this is what I was dancing to as I painted. (To continue looking at the art while you listen, right click on the colored word 'this' and go to Open Link in New Tab.)
Oil on panel, 6" x 6", $100 (with free display easel) + shipping


marilyn said...

Yes, can see the difference, they are ready for a swim in the drink. Beautifully done.

The Muse of The Day said...

I can see, too - definitely. When I enlarged the lemons on my screen, I can definitely see the difference. Also successful is the "quiet" lemon on the table, it adds a needed resting spot for my eyes and also a counterpoint that actually makes me see just how much more light is falling on the highlighted lemons in the bowl. Doing the glazing was the right way to go. As far as subject matter goes ... well you know just how partial I have been towards lemons at this time of year. Beautiful. Carolina

Robie Benve said...

Brenda, The colors work so well together, and how lovely the polka dots enhance the composition. Great job, as usual. :)

Dottie T Leatherwood said...

those lemons are glowing! love the effect!