I really wanted the beautiful back-lighting on this lemon to come through
in the painting so I hope it did.
I started this two days ago. When I painted today I brushed a thin coat of medium to begin with, and a layer of paint came off. Yikes! Usually my oils are pretty dry after two days. But I think it turned out pretty well so who knows, a new technique in the making?
The thing about belonging to a Community Supported Agriculture group is that you get all these strange veggies that you never heard of before. But our wonderful Field Goods in Westchester, New York gives us great recipes, so these turnips in a stir fry with onions and Garam Masala were great!
Oh still life, I have missed thee! I've really been focusing on landscape to increase my painting comfort level, which I have! Way back my one true painting love, landscape, was eclipsed by still life when I had small kids and I couldn't leave the house. Well, the kids are grown.
My oldest says still life is 'still boring,' but I still love it!
Copying other painters is a time honored tradition that I engage in from time to time.
This painter is amazing, and I have learned so much from this exercise.
In other regards, today is 911 and my heart goes out to all who may have lost someone. We will always remember, not to seek retribution, but to fight intolerance and to respect each other as human beings.