Friday, May 18, 2012
6x8in oil on canvas board 100.
On these small pieces I enjoy trying to paint something
challenging so I thought I would like to paint the lemons
with back lighting.
After painting and studying lemons in this series
my goal is to paint them from my imagination.
It was all a struggle on this piece. I had a different surface
to work on and I found it made a big difference. It was much
more difficult to achieve what I was after.
This is a Raymar, medium tooth, landscape cotton.
Great for landscapes but pretty tough for a fracturing technique.
That's the way I find out these things...the hard way!
I almost put a headstone in with the title, Lemons - R.I.P.
I am a painter living in Las Cruces, NM. After many years as an illustrator I turned to fine art to develop my own artistic voice. I currently teach talented and enthusiastic artists in oil, acrylic and egg tempera painting. I am also a member of the Artist Guild of Southern New Mexico.