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

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Lemonade



Lemonade

8x6in oil on canvas panel   SOLD

Mother's Day today and thinking of my own, wonderful mother
and although she is no longer here, the memories are as
clear and loving as ever.


Artist Note.

The incredible painter Abby Ryan came up with the the
 Daily Paintworks Challenge this week. The Yellow Challenge

One day too late to put in my lemon slices from yesterday!!!!

Abby asks the question - what does yellow mean to you?
Easy - sunshine, happiness and feeling good.



This time I thought I would see what it was like to explore fracturing
with painting the lemons in water.

 YELLOW
My palette was:
Titanium white
cad yellow light
Naples yellow
Indian yellow
Light red
viridian
Transparent brown oxide.
I put some yellow in every color I mixed.







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23 comments:

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    1. Thank you, Taryn. Complex it is but I am working it out.

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    1. Refreshing - lemonade - good one! Thanks

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  3. I've been loving all your lemon paintings and they 'Last Cup..' is right they are so refreshing and tart! Lovely painterly approach.

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    1. Another good one - refreshing and Tart. I am loving the fun. Thanks, Mary.
      Congratulations on your DPW interview. I really enjoyed it.

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  4. Of course, you have been living in a country with a lot of lemons, I never saw so many in a glass!
    A beautiful subject, very nice colours!

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  5. I am following in my mothers footsteps...she drank and used lemon for many different purposes.
    Thanks for the comment Sylviane. What country are you from?

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  6. Fabulous! Just the right amount of cool colour to offset the warm yellows.

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    1. Thanks, Donna. I agree, it needed the touch of cool. You are so good a capturing that in your own work.

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  7. This painting is mesmerizing and beautiful, perfecting composed! So much so I could not resist purchasing it. Yellow is my least favorite color, but via your technique of integrating and modulating it with other colors, I now appreciate yellow! Also, I am not a tea drinker. The bottom line--it is your skill as a painter that makes this SING. Via your lovely strokes--and due to every decision you made regarding the direction or your strokes and colors to "mix" for each stroke--you have created a gem of a masterpiece! Thank you for your willingness to part with it. I love it!

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    1. Well... I am certainly very honored and I thank you. I can tell from your comments that you know art because you are correct. Lots of decisions. It takes a long time to do the fracturing because I am still working on developing it.
      I just hope you like it when you get it. The artists I teach all liked it today.

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  8. Thanks for the palette color list and tip on mixing.....very helpful. The color harmony is beautiful in this painting.

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    1. Thanks Karen. Nice of you to comment and I am pleased you found the info helpful.

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  9. Wow. Wow, wow, wow. This is gorgeous on every level.

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    1. Love the wow, wow, wow. You paint dogs so well I will give you a bow, wow, wow, next time.
      Thanks!

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  10. Another beautiful one.......and the part I jut love is the background. The interplay of colors is fascinating. The texture even more so. Helen

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    1. Thanks so much Helen. This one had thicker texture than usual and I really enjoyed it.

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  11. Thank you Maga. Your drawings are beautiful.

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  12. Your colors here are gorgeous...love the subtle pinks! It is very calming to look at.

    My new tool is sitting right here staring at me. Beckoning to be used. :)

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Julie