Friday, November 10, 2006

Study of Lemons

Study of Lemons, 2006, oil on canvas panel, 5 x 7 inches
Not quite happy with my first try painting a lemon, I decided that I should give it another shot and maybe this time get it right. I ended up painting two. This is my favorite oil sketch so far. I like the light and atmosphere in this study, as well as the contrast between the darks and lights. When starting this study I knew I wanted to show the first layer of color as much as possible. I like the effect of push and pull this gives to a painting, with the color ground receding and the top layers standing out. I'm starting to enjoy doing these daily sketches and hopefully I can keep this up.

2 comments:

Louis Boileau said...

Hi Luis,
Really like your last two paintings.
They seem to be getting looser. I like loose!

Luis Colan said...

Hey Louis,
I know you like loose! Trying to loosen up more as I go, but sometimes I go back to tighter rendering. We'll see where it goes.
Take care.

Luis