Thursday, October 01, 2020

the lemon chain

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$120 - 12"x6" original oil painting on panel

I love this long and thin format. I've used it many times in the past and just rediscovered, (or rather reminded myself) how much I like it #doh. The photo reference, which is square, is from the gracious and talented Sarah Sedwick. It was quite a challenge to figure out how to crop the pic, but I enjoy that part of the process. I think it's important to zoom in, cutting parts of objects off, so the still life doesn't just sit in the centre with a bunch of boring space around it. 
I also changed the original plate colour of blue, to purple, in order to balance the lovely yellow lemons.
Cheers Y'all! 


  1. Beautiful painting Nora! Love those lemons!

    1. Hi Hilda! Thank you so much. Happy Painting. : )

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    1. Cheers! I love painting lemons. I used to find yellow a very difficult colour, but thanks to lemons I really like yellow now! ; )