Saturday, January 17, 2009

Clementine

Clementine
9 x 12 oils

I took a photo of this clementine months ago while it sat on the kitchen counter awaiting its fate. I liked the colours and shapes and knew it was destined for a drawing or painting in the future.

The future came in the form of the Virtual Sketch Date this month. I chose this image and hope people will enjoy drawing or painting it as much as I did.

33 comments:

S.G. Chipman said...

Beautiful, Jeanette - I think I'll be doing my own rendition of this one soon. :)

Anita said...

I think this one would be much easier in colour than it was in graphite.
And you did a lovely job with it!

Robyn said...

I can almost smell it, Jeanette. You've really captured all the textures beautifully. Very, very nice oil painting. Just the right degree of looseness.

It's a tempting reference.

Vic said...

I dont work in paints very often but oil has always held an interest for me...this is so well done and true to the ref photo...methinks I might get mine out and have a dabble !

Jeanette said...

I can't wait to see your version Steve.

Anita, I think I'm going to try it again in charcoal and see what happens. I couldn't resist the colour version.

Thanks Robyn. Go on, have a go too. I'll bet one of your watercolour versions of this would be stunning.

Vic, I'm on the re-learning curve with oils, as its been years since I used them. I know you'll enjoy your dabble again.

Jan said...

Like this one a lot, Jeanette. Looks as if oils for you are like riding a bicycle - you never really forget how!

~Gina Cuff said...

Jeanette, you've rendered the textures perfectly! It's good enough to eat. :)

Jeanette said...

Jan, its a slow relearning curve with some hits and a lot of paintovers! :)

Thanks Gina, I like how it turned out too. I never knew how many textures a clementine had!

Katherine Tyrrell said...

Lovely!

In fact, you've tempted me to have a go - I haven't done of these in a while but the reflected light is yummy!

Jeanette said...

oooh I hope you do have a go Katherine. I'll bet it would be lovely in cp

Jo Castillo said...

Jeanette, this is delicious looking. Nice and fresh. Great colors.

Jeanette said...

The colours in all types of oranges are so appealing aren't they? They beg to be painted. Thanks for stopping by Jo.

Belinda Lindhardt said...

Just beautiful :)

Sheona Hamilton Grant said...

Love it!

Peggy Montano & Paintings said...

Jeanette, thank you for this challenge. I almost gave up on it but was inspired by your watercolor painting of it.

thanks for visiting and leaving an encouraging comment. :-)

Nancy said...

Love the way you painted this! I haven't been able to do fruit well, so I almost didn't try this month, but glad I did!

Ana Tirolese said...

It is a great image. Thanks for posting it to use on VSD.

Your painting is lovely and soft. It has a beautiful dream-like quality to it. It is as if I am daydreaming about eating a delicious clementine.

Carol Feldman said...

Wow. I can't believe how beautiful this is. Well done.

Nithya Swaminathan said...

This is a beautiful painting, a lovely soft glow to it. Thank you for an inspiring photo Jeanette, it was a pleasure painting.

NoNo said...

I like very much your interpretation. And a great reference photo, this is very important.

ego2005 said...

Besides making good paintings, you also make good pictures!

Congratulations!

TeresaW said...

Jeanette

Thank you so much for your lovely comments about my painting. I really appreciate your opinion.

When I think water colour I think loose paintings, that is what I want to do, but best made plans and all that. ...

I have started to look at how the others deal with shadows and can now see just what you mean. So your comments have been extremely helpful, would that I could be as good as you one day. thank you so much.

Regina Calton Burchett said...

What a lovely painting - so soft and very well done! I wasn't able to do the piece this month, but may try it later on - you're inspiring!

MILLY said...

It has those wonderful painterly qualities you only see in oil paintings. Lovely work.
Thank you for the welcome, it was fun to join in, although a little late finding it, really wanted to do mine in colour. There is always a next time.

Sherry said...

It's hard coming up with something original to say when a painting is as appealing and fresh as yours is. The delicacy of the colors and the way you suggest translucency is very nice indeed.

Spinneretta said...

Jeanette,
This was such a fun thing to draw- I am glad you kept the picture for us :)
Your own rendition is just lovely!

Blade21292 said...

This is really quite lovely, Jeanette. I do love the way you handle light in your paintings.

Jeanette said...

Thanks so much everyone for your lovely comments. I'm relearning oil painting and its a steep learning curve at times. Little successes keep me hopeful.

bluelilac said...

Your photo was so much fun to paint. I enjoyed your versions so much. Especially the oil.

Sydney Harper said...

All of your versions are beautiful but I think I like this one the best. The colors are rich and you did a great job on all of that white stuff.

Thanks for providing the reference. I had fun with this.

Marie-Dom said...

BEAUTIFUL! I love this painting. Thanks for letting us use the photo too.
MD

Bob Easton said...

Thanks Jeanette for letting your clementine sit out where we can see it and sketch it.

I really enjoyed your different versions, and might do the same.

Jenna White said...

It looks great, Jeanette! Thank you so much for a great reference picture. :)