Friday, August 24, 2007

Keep Those Lemons Coming!

Lemon on the Left, 2007, watercolor on paper, 5 x 8 inches
While staying at my friend's Manhattan apartment this week I developed an obsession with lemons. Well to be honest, just his three lemons I found in his refrigerator. They are the most beautiful trio of lemons I've see. Let me tell you it's no joke that Manhattan markets get some of the most beautiful produce, try finding this stuff in Queens!
Lonely Lemon, 2007, watercolor on paper, 5 x 8 inches
It has been a fun few nights painting lemons. It's also a learning experience working with mostly yellow. How can you make tonal variations with yellow? To top that, how can you make tonal variations with yellow watercolor? It's been a challenge but an enjoyable one none the less.
Two Lemons, 2007, watercolor on paper, 5 x 8 inches
At this point of the night I was feeling a little more confident about laying down pools of color and creating different temperatures of yellow. Now that I have a better handle of the medium I think I will keep working with it from time to time.


Anonymous said...

You have a great deal of talent, and also a real lot of knowledge for a young man. I get chills sometimes when I see what you've done. I know someday you will be the most famous artist that ever was, but please remember, I said so. Keep going!!

Best, Robert Hoover

Luis Colan said...

Hey Robert how are you? Thank you so much for the nice comment, I wish I felt the same way about myself. I feel that I haven't even come close to the best of my capabilities. I feel like there's something dragging me down, I'm always in fear and doubting myself. But the only way to get better is to keep working right? So that's all I try to do, keep going and see where it takes me. Once again thank you, you just made my day! :)