Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Limelight - 6 x 6 inches - Oil on canvas

I stole these limes from a friend ... I’m not much of a lime fan and never buy them. For whatever reason, she had about a dozen leftover from Thanksgiving…. she mentioned something about Margaritas. I didn't realize that was traditional as I'm used to the basics: turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce.

In any case, I wanted a strong light source to show the translucence of the limes. I added subtle touches of yellow-orange here and there which add a nice, warm glow. I tried to keep my brush strokes loose and expressive and not get too bogged down with detail.

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Marian Fortunati said...

Fun study, Laurie...
Trying to get the light source to show the translucence is really the key isn't it??

Lisa Daria said...

You are brave, a tough challenge and it worked out nicely, really like the way you handled the shadows too and the color combination is a good one. Not sure about Margaritas on Thanksgiving either - but it's better than having turducken - trust me -