First time for everything right? My latest oil pastel painting Lemon Gathering has a few firsts for me – 1st time painting lemons and a glass bowl.
Lemon Gathering (8×8) was painted on Mi-Teintes cream tinted pastel paper using Sennelier oil pastels and several Holbeins. Look at a lemon long enough and a variety of colors begin to show themselves, so while the foundation of the lemons are yellow I decided to dramatize this piece a bit and intensify the colors. Brighter than what I normally paint, but it fit the vision I had for the painting.
A wonderful photographer and artist, Lillian Bell from pmp, provided a beautiful photograph as the reference image for this painting – although used as inspiration, much was changed from the original source.