Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Lemon Zest

Here's a little wedge of lemon oil painting on 5 x 5.  So fun to see a grouping on stands around the house.  This lemon was all sour until I started throwing some orange and red around.  Then I started to feel it come alive.  I'm in love with the background of purple and red orange.
Lemon Zest,  5 x 5 oil on board for sale on Etsy

I've been enjoying Donna Zagotta's blog on Heading in the Right Direction.  So many times I've heard if you paint often, you'll gradually get better.  Donna feels that if your not painting what you truly love and gravitate towards, you are basically painting in the wrong direction.  I definitely can understand that statement. 

I know what I love...color and contrast.  Now, to work on improving what I struggle with and that , my friends, is a long list for another post! :).  


Kerry said...

I really like what you are doing here Diana. I think your colour combinations are really exciting and make your subject pop out at you. Well done.

Diane said...

I really like the way you paint!!
And I agree--reds and purples--one of the main reasons that they're here in the world is for art!

art2cee2 said...

I really like this piece. The colors are perfect! :-)

Jen said...

That would be beautiful in my kitchen! And it would go with my new tablecloth from India. Yellow reminds me of spring. Love it!

Cathy Bueti said...

Great color combo's Diana! Love the contrast! These are beautiful! And I so agree!

Lisa said...

It makes my cheeks pucker it looks so real! :)