Sunday, February 17, 2013

"Tangerine and Peel" Oil on 6x6 in. board


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 While arranging these clementine tangerines for a painting, I decided that I should peel one to make things more interesting.  But, once I peeled it, the sweet fragrance of it was too much to resist, and I started eating one section at a time until I only had two pieces left.    So, I put them back into the set up along with the empty peel to paint. 
I finished up the painting, but it seemed to need some contrast to all of the orange.  A few days went by before I could get back to it.  And today, while at the grocery store I saw some tangerines packed with green tissue paper around them!  Hey!  and the first thing I did when I got home was to get out some green tissue paper and add it into my set up.  It seemed to add just the right touch.

(the painting is unframed)

12 comments:

  1. Beautiful! And a nice idea with this green paper!

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    1. Thank you Anja, for your nice comments!

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  2. Love that you started with one idea and changed in the middle. Your work is beautiful.

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    1. Thank you cheryl, I appreciate your comments!

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  3. Your paintings are breathtaking Debbie! You have perfectly captured the form and juiciness of the two remaining segments, which shows why the others didn't survive long enough to be immortalized in paint.
    The green does make a lovely contrast.

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    1. Wendy, I enjoyed your comments, thank you very much!

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  4. I was blown away by this painting when I saw it on Facebook today and it led me to visit your blog. I love your work and am very grateful for your in progress photos. It's so interesting to see your process--especially how important good drawing is to making a good start on the painting--and the care you take in creating a great composition in the setup and mixing just the right colors and values of paint. In other words, painting mastery!

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    1. Jana, thanks for the comments, and that you saw it on facebook! I visited your blog and enjoyed looking at your drawings and paintings!

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  5. Absolutely lovely painting Debbie! Your still lifes are always so captivating. Dod you just add in the tissue paper from memory or did you set your still life back up again withe the tissue paper?

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    1. Thank you Vanessa, I put a similar still life back up, using different oranges, and the tissue paper.

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