Saturday, December 17, 2011

Clementine I - complete

 Clementine I
8" x 8" 
oil on canvas panel


I don't think there are a lot of significant differences in this image and the previous update for the clementine painting, but there are some more layers and tweaking, til I'm now ready to say its done and let it leave my hands ready to pass into someone else's.

For the life of me I cannot get the intense glow of colour that is present in the clementine to reproduce on the screen.  Its as if the camera has a built in censor for glow.  But in real life, this fruit has presence and feels as if there is a light coming from within it.  All the water in the fruit acts as reflectors and when sun hits it, it does glow.

So now this is complete, its time to do some Christmas baking and a little decorating.  Snow is now forecast for tomorrow, so it just may set the scene.


RH Carpenter said...

Looks luscious and I'm sorry the camera won't pick up the true glow - stupid things at times when they choose to change a color entirely or can't get a good violet (as mine does). I know this is a little gem of a painting, though, and it makes me want a clementine right now (I think I have a couple in the fridge). Have a wonderful holiday!

Christiane Kingsley said...

What an excellent painting, Jeanette! I wish you all the best for the holiday season.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

the blue background looks really good with the fruit :)

Jeanette said...

Rhonda, isn't it frustrating when you can't get the colour to match? However, close enough for the moment. Merry Christmas, have a lovely holiday.

Thanks Christiane, Merry Christmas.

Blues and oranges are perfect companions aren't they Jennifer?

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

Sweet and delicious! I really like the range of tones you have got there.

Best wishes for a very merry Christmas.

jane minter said...

super finish jeanette ..must look excellent IRL .

Wai Li said...

This looks like something I'm munching on lol.