Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Lemon Study

Lemon Study, 2006, oil on canvas, 6 x 6 inches
I was thinking tonight, 'how in the hell am I going to paint something without my paints?' My materials are in storage, including my big collection of Williamsburg Oil paints. All I have with me is a paint box with odd colors that I rarely use, and tonight I had to make magic happen with this restricted color palette. I didn't know what to do or paint. I was ready to give up until I decided to just give it a try and paint this lemon. To my luck, there was still some paint left over on my palette from the other night, giving me access to my usual colors. I had to use them wisely because I was not going to have enough for this small painting. I made it work some how. I'm happy with this painting, it might not be a master piece but I love it anyway.

5 comments:

Louis Boileau said...

Luis...this is a beautiful little painting!!
It is a masterpiece>

Mauricio said...

Diga Luis!

Vine dejar un abrazo de fin de año y deseos que 2007 sea de puro éxito para ti.

Un abrazote desde Río,

Luis Colan said...

Thanks Louis, that's very nice of you...I'm proud of this little painting.

Mauricio, un abrozo de fin de ano para ti timbein y que este nuevo ano traiga much felizidad y salud para ti y toda tu familia.

Luis

David V Moore said...

Love the almost-monochromatic feel to this one. I think a restricted palette can be a blessing sometimes.

Luis Colan said...

Hi David, I thought the same thing a bout a restricted palette after I was done with this.