Friday, January 16, 2009

Fruit series continued

Lemon III - Fruit Series
Oils 5 x 7

I started a series of very simplistic fruit paintings to get myself back into the swing of oils. I don't know if its worked, but I've enjoyed the process and it helps to not have to worry about complex shapes and values in these cropped images. The image unfortunately still has a glare to it as its wet and its at night. Better luck with an image tomorrow I hope.

The other fruits in the series so far can be found here and here.

Also, just a reminder that the January reference for the Virtual Sketch Date is online now. I have provided the image for this month and encourage you to try it in whatever medium you enjoy. The reference can be found on the VSD blog here.


Anita said...

Lovely textures on your lemon - I really like these compositions you are using for the fruit paintings. I agree that starting with something simple is probably the way to go - stops you being overwhelmed!

Robyn said...

Delicious texture and colour, Jeanette.

Jeanette said...

I was really trying to get that rough, knobbly texture of the lemon without putting great gobs of paint all over it.

Thanks Robyn. I adore the colour (and scent) of lemons, you can see why they're such a popular choice for artists. Those and pears! :)

~Gina Cuff said...

I like your fruit paintings Jeanette, very much!