Friday, March 7, 2008

" Little Limes II "
Oil
6" x 6"
Beautiful little limes in a vintage Buffalo China bowl. The fabric is a Peruvian woven stripe..I love these colorful stripes. I use it often in my still life paintings.
Commission SOLD

6 comments:

Marsha Robinett said...

Jennifer,
I REALLY like this! Wonderful use of color, great shadow and light. Just perfect! Wow, and it's even sold. How good does it get?

Jennifer Bellinger said...

Thanks Marsha,
Yes, I find with limes there needs to be a bit more going on in the composition than when I use lemons or other fruit, so the colorful stripes bring it all to life. Thanks for visiting my bog.

Terry Rafferty said...

Jennifer, you do the most amazing work with fabrics - I just love your stripes!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I aspire to do fabric as well as you do. Love your cropping too.

Jennifer Bellinger said...

Thanks, Mary for the kind comments. I find patterned or striped fabric fun and easy. Solid colored fabric is harder. While I paint the shapes of the colors I am seeing, the quick subtle blending on solid color is harder to pull off. Simplifying what I am seeing is another key. Layering from thin to thick adds to the illusion, too.I also wipe off areas of colors as a way to get a feeling of detail.

Jennifer Bellinger said...

Thanks, Terry.
I wish I had a huge piece of this striped fabric..it's woven and the colors so rich. Stipes are wonderful to compose with. You bend them and they lead the eye. Reminds me of when I did an oil pastel of zebras. It was so hard to keep the colors clean and separate. Little bits of black or white would keep creeping in. I swore never to do zebras in that medium again.