I did all I can not to succumb to bad lemon puns and figures of speech, but my friend Jesse (aka. the pun-master) put it out there….He posted “when life gives you lemons”… I say make hard lemonade? I may have to do that this weekend when I’m done with these pretty shiny little yellow things!
Today’s painting is actually a combination of oil pastels and watercolor. I was going for that water resist look again.
The painting is quite large, about 2×3 feet. Poster size. Very bold. Very graphic. Just the way I like it.
Do you like my rag rug? It’s from my bathroom. I thought of using it for some color inspiration last night while sleeping. I don’t know that I would eat off that rug, but lemons are thick-skinned right?:)
This painting is on a gray piece of cotton rag paper. It sucked up paint like a towel. Sort of wasteful. Learned the hard way on that one. Hey South County Art Supply, I’ll be in this weekend for more paint refills! :)
Here is a photo of just the oil pastels:
It’s a bit nerve-racking when you look at it this way…As I’m working, I always worry am I going to be able to make this look less like a cartoon drawing? But the watercolor really allows you to create depth. I really like this technique.
Well, I’m off…off to pick up my kids and swing over to the Narragansett Remax for a little art gathering. I packed up the past 80 Days of my art challenge. Going to share it with my local folk.
Wish me luck!
Wow, so the water colors really add color and boldness. I never knew that! Love the lemons!
Love your use of colour and mixed media. Deep saturated colour is so wonderful and I also love the graphic nature of your work. Interesting blog too, thankyou for sharing.