Sunday, August 10, 2014

"Lemon with Basil and Garlic" Oil on 8x10 inch canvas board


 I started this one on a canvas panel that I primed with tinted gesso.  I used thinned paint to begin with.  (I had taken the basil out of the set up and set it in a glass of water to keep it from wilting)
I had taken a picture of the basil first, so as it changed position, I could just refer to the picture.  I was surprised to find I had more trouble painting the lemon, than the basil.  I thought it would be the other way around.

1 comment:

  1. Beautifully composed, the reflection of the lemon on the knife especially wonderful.


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