Monday, August 25, 2014
"Let's Make Lemonade"
This still life is the new lesson for my students at Riverside Art Center in Wapakoneta, Ohio. I finished it over the weekend. It is from a source photo by Ellen in Ont which I found in the reference image file in Wet Canvas.
The painting is painted on 140 lb. cold-pressed Arches watercolor paper with mostly Holbein watercolors.
This painting tested my patience - I did not enjoy painting the lemons - and the slice of lemon in the front with the back-lighting was difficult for me.
The background was also challenging since it was a patchwork of different textures and colors.
I am still not happy with the lemons and I know that my students will do much better on them than I!!! I hope they enjoy it!