Monday, January 10, 2011

"Clementines and a Sunburst"



Oil on 8x10 in. canvas

I decided to try something a bit different. I rearranged my room to change the position of my easel and subject. I pushed my chair back, and stood to paint. It made a big difference. (plus, standing burns a few more calories than sitting, and I could sure use that!)
These are some clementines and a sunburst tangerine, sitting on a silver platter, with a vase of green leaves and white cloth. I was attracted to the deep green color and orange together, and the dark wood of the table top. I enjoyed painting the cloth with all it's folds, I think I will do that more often in the future.
Thank you for all the lovely comments everybody!

10 comments:

  1. Absolutely lovely, dreamy, and somehow so rich too! Maybe it is the silver platter? I don't know but it comes together so beautifully!

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  2. Debbie, you did a beautiful job with this piece...the fabric drapes perfectly, the color of the fruit is so believable, the classic composition...really lovely.
    Brenda

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  3. It's beautiful, Debbie. I often stand at my easel and sit at my table to paint for the change. Even the slightest rearranging of your studio can produce new enthusiasm. Love your work!

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  4. Splendid! Really quite lovely. A wider view, yet still peaceful and intimate.

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  5. Really nice, wonderful composition.

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  6. OH SO VERY NICE, Debbie.... beautifully detailed, and love the white fabric draped !! love it, -Sandy Haynes

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  7. Beautiful!The drapery makes me think about Cézanne.

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