Wednesday, October 11, 2006

When Life Gives You Lemons...

Lemon, 2006, oil on canvas panel, 5 x 7 inches

When life gives you lemons you paint them! At least that's in my case since I make my lemonade from the Crystal Light packs. I was at the grocery store the other night and saw all the lemons piled high and they all looked so beautiful. I've been wanting to paint a lemon for a while but never gave myself the chance to do it because I can't seem to get the values right. I just see a big yellow lump and it's very difficult for me to translate what I see onto my painting support. Well, I gave it a try and I guess I'll hear from the rest of you letting me know whether if it worked or not.

5 comments:

Jan said...

It looks wonderful! Maybe I'll pick up some lemons and give them a try next time I see an enticing pile in the produce department.

quin said...

Turned out quite nice. I started painting an orange the other day and found it a bit challenging as well. Keep up the good work.

Luis Colan said...

Hi Jan, pick up that lemon and try it out! I'm thinking of doing a bigger still life with lemons. I'm not going to rest until I get a lemon right.

Quin, hey man, thanks for dropping by. Looked at you site and I really like your work. It has that flat modern touch I would like to do.

luis

Anonymous said...

Hello Luis!
I am scrolling around and thought I'd catch myself up on your blog. It looks great.
Be well.
Bye -
Robert Bullock

Luis Colan said...

Hey Robert, was not expecting to hear from you. Thanks for dropping by and leaving a message. Hope things are good with you as well.
Take care
Luis