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Sharing the lessons I teach at the Artist Guild and the personal discoveries in my art.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Lemon Slices



Lemon Slices

6x6in  oil on canvas panel   SOLD

Another fast one so I can spend time with my son while he is visiting.


Artist Note.

Still working on the fracturing and trying different yellow mixtures with this one. I set up a higher key
and then thought it needed a dark, so I put in the knife.

First try at setting up.

The only dark is the shadow
all the way at the edge.
(My eye stays in that spot.)








The knife adds a dynamic angle
and dark value to offset the
light colored, round shapes of the
lemons.
It also moves the eye around
and back up to it.


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8 comments:

  1. A fast one, but a beauty. I've already put lemons on my shopping list. You make them look sweet. Happy Mother's Day.

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    1. Thanks.
      Glad you are going to try them.The new challenge is all about yellow so you know what I will be putting on.

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  2. This is beautiful and I like the addition of the knife - it adds interest also. By the way, what is fracturing?

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  3. Thank you Wanda. Fracturing is a way of painting I am trying to figure out. It is taking quite a time but I am seeing it appearing more in my regular work

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    1. Fantastic is a great compliment. Thanks Donna.

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