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!