Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Lemon Light

Lemon Light  9"x 9"  oil  
When in doubt, I frequently go to one of my favorite subjects to paint... fruit branches. I worked with a limited palette here, cad yellow light, cad red medium, ultramarine blue and white. I hadn't worked with just a triad for a long time and it is a good excersize in bringing balance and harmony to a painting.
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11 comments:

  1. This is really lovely Mary, this limited palette really works!

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  2. This is a beautiful painting Mary.

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  3. I love your fruit branch paintings too Mary. Do you have a photo reference for all of them or have you just painted them so often you can do it from your "head"?

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  4. Beautiful! I love the palette you chose. Another painting I would love to see in person! :-)

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  5. Hi Denise and thanks all for your lovely comments. I do have photo references for all of my fruit branches and sometimes use the same ones in different ways of cropping,or light effects.

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  6. Thanks for sharing today's palette.

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  7. That's so cool to have photos of fruit on trees! I need to start taking my camera everywhere I go to build up a supply of good reference photos. I have a lot of landscape ones but nothing like fruit on trees. Guess I will have to wait for some of this snow to melt first and for Spring and Summer!

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  8. Beautiful color palette. Love the softness of your brushstrokes.

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  9. Your fruit on the trees series are so wonderful. I look forward to each and every one.

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  10. This is a lovely painting and the limited palette works so well.

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