Friday, November 7, 2008

Still Life with Lemon and Little Limes

"Still Life with Lemon & Little Limes"
I haven't used this heavy, woven fabric before. It was at the bottom of my fabric stash and I thought it would be interesting with the citrus fruit and clear plate. I love how the edge of the plate bends the stripes. I paint what I see initially then take a long look at the painting so far to see what it needs. Tomorrow, I might end up glazing some of the shadow shapes darker for more contrast...


E. Floyd said...


I really like this painting. I like the red/green color palette and how the limes have lovely blueish reflected light in the shadow areas. The glass plate also great, and I like the slightly assymetrical placement on the square format.

Jennifer Bellinger said...

Thanks, Elizabeth. I do like red and green together and tried to add enough other colors to this painting so it doesn't read like a Christmas tree.