Friday, February 25, 2011
Pitchers and Lemons
I painted this in response to the challenge on Rookie Painter. Like several others, I rearranged the vases---primarily because I had a square panel, and I didn't think the original version would fit very well. I'm okay with the red pitcher, but not too pleased with the blue one. I kept re-doing it. But at some point, I have to quit for the day! The red pitcher was primarily cadmium red light, which I darkened with alizarin crimson and burnt sienna. I lightened it with cadmium yellow, as I had done with the plums.
This painting is very tight. The more time I have to paint, the tighter and fussier I get. I keep talking to myself about it, but I seem to ignore myself.
That reminds me of a song from Alice in Wonderland called "Good Advice". I always thought it was so cute!
8 inch X 8 inch oil on canvas panel