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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
It also moves the eye around
and back up to it.

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  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.

    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.

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

  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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