After I painted up my lemons today I was trying to think up a good title. Then I thought, ya, I’ll just look up quotes about lemons! Who knew there only seems to be quotes based on the tried and true, “When life gives you lemons…”. But here’s my favorite iteration.
“I believe when life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade. Then try to find someone whose life has given them vodka.”~Ron White
|Title: “Deconstructed Lemonade”|
Anyway, these were such a bear to paint. I think it’s because there’s not much variation in yellows. I mean I have Pure Yellow from Schmincke and New Gamboge from Daniel Smith. I can use the Quin gold for light shadows but then for the darker ones I had to go with Burnt Sienna and Quin Burnt Orange. I really didn’t find any of the shadows really worked like I wanted them to. The only fix was to use some Payne’s Grey which was NOT how the reference photo looked. But then I’m not trying to recreate a photo, it’s supposed to be my interpretation. I do love how the bowl turned out though.
I am adding this week’s artwork to Paint Party Friday. Come on over and see all the pretty colors!