Monday, March 16, 2009

Peel-A-Lemon, 6x8 Oil


Inspired by the blog posts I've seen recently of tangerines half-peeled, I wanted to do one today. Only I forgot my tangerine at home and only had lemons at the studio - SO! I put it in the Black Box, and had a really tough time with the fruit of the lemon (is it white? pale yellow? orange-y? greenish? YES!) But it was a fun exercise. I did a lot on my sky paintings from my studio blog. - and OH, I forgot to mention there, that this amazing artist, Thomas Sguoro, is just about BLIND - he has macular degeneration, and his vision is extremely limited now. So check it out again, and think - .... could I do that? Pin It

13 comments:

  1. You've captured the essence of this lemon, it's great hearing how you improvise when your original idea doesn't pan out. I especially like the curl in the peel.
    By the way , there's lots of peeled oranges out there but this is the first peeled lemon I've seen!
    Maura

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  2. Wonderful painting, Kelley! I love the color combo. Well done!

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  3. This is fabulous!!!

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  4. Kelley, I love the tranluscent quality of the lemon flesh and the all the colors inside the lemon skin! Really well done, can't beleive this is a first time effort.

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  5. Wow Kelly not only do I love the painting of the lemon but the composition is exquisite.

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  6. I think it's terrific Kelley! I might mention that I also love lemons! I'll throw a little salt on them and eat them like that! You seem to paint a lot of things I really like! : )

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  7. The lemon looks really, really, real!

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  8. Kelley your painting is lovely, your reflections are so nice!

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  9. Hi Kelly, the link to the artist on this post takes one to another website, not what you may have intended? I love your work! I think the peeled lemon art is really a huge challenge, and your result is inspiring. Nice!

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  10. Great job on representing these planes!

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  11. Wow, you guys, thank you for all your positive comments! Sarah, that's my 'studio blog' where I post my larger works/thoughts on life/etc. Thomas's work is shown through really distorted photos that I took & neglected to edit!

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  12. Unique composition with the lemon being unpeeled.

    I like all of the colors being snuck into the lemon (greens, oranges, and soft purples). It's not just yellow!

    Keep it up!

    -Dean

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