Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Strange Fruit

 "Meyer Lemons on the Table"
8 x 8 inches, oil on canvas

I've been eyeing these strange orange lemons for a month or so in the produce section, and finally decided to take the plunge. I consider it a rule of thumb that if something doesn't look quite right in your still life setup, you'll never be able to make it come across in a painting. I'm hoping these wierdos are the exception that proves my rule. Their color is a gorgeous, delicate orange, but their shape and texture are all lemon. Hope it's working for you. I'm just indulging my whims over here.

This was painted with the remnants of my purple/yellow palette from yesterday, with some Cadmium Red added, for that orange that screams "lemon!"