Monday, July 12, 2010

Lemon Trio

Lemon Trio    9"x9"  oil on linen panel
I nearly titled this painting, "Pucker Up".  Every time I started really thinking about the subject, as opposed to painting the subject, my mouth started to do that automatic response thing that happens when you think of lemons! Anyway, in painting these three, my challenge was not to let the intense yellows overwhelm everything else. Believe it or not, I grayed down quite a bit of the color here and it is still pretty high on the chroma chart . Now, time for icy lemonade.........
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17 comments:

Denise R said...

Oh wow! I love the colors on this one and the looseness of your brushstrokes. Great job!

Sandra Galda said...

sooooooo pretty! Esp. like the bit of purple included in the lower left which complements the yellows...

Kelley Sanford said...

Another beauty. You have such a way with the brush.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Very dreamy looking. Beautifully done!

Kathleen Weber said...

This is lovely.

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Stunning, Mary! Love the soft edges and composition.

Gary Keimig said...

you are right in saying how intense those yellows are even though grayed down. great art Mary.

Debbi Smith Rourke said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the colors and the soft edges!!

Linda Popple said...

Lovely, Mary!

Dana Cooper said...

This is really lovely Mary, I love how you handled the color!

Becky Joy said...

I love this one, the colors and brushwork are marvelous.

Carol Nelson said...

This is just beautiful. Wondeful brushwork.

Stephanie Berry said...

This is a beautiful painting. Extra nice!

Katie Wilson-Bernatas said...

Very nice! Love the sky holes and the highlights on the lemons. Sweet.

Gwen Bell said...

The colors in this are so beautiful! Although you used strong color the over all effect is very soft and romantic. Great work!

Caroline Bray Art said...

Mmm, lemonade. It's great with fresh mint in, even more refreshing! I love the soft shapes in this, they're calming and serene, a nice contrast to the puckering my mouth is now doing too! Delighted to have found your blog, Mary.

Amber L. Bailey said...

Beautiful and soft and glowy (if thats a word) - I just love this one Mary!