oil on canvas panel 6x8 inches
While walking my dog I was lucky enough to find a neighborhood garage sale offering these big lemons with stems and leaves. First paint 'em, then lemonade. A few paintings back I really liked the deep red cherry color on the brown cloth, so thought I'd try it with the lemons. Getting the shadow side of lemons dark enough and the right color is tricky. That stem sticking off the edge and the fold there were both deliberate. It keeps the eye from going right off the painting with the horizontal edge of the table.