Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Daily Art Practice: Lemon Studies

This morning's art practice was a quiet and soft. The light wasn't as golden as I was expecting at my little table. After watering my plants I grabbed two bright and sunny Meyer lemons from the kitchen produce basket. Meyer lemons are thought to be a mix between a lemon and a orange - slightly sweeter in flavor and a deep yellow and I was inspired to create a fruit still life.

Playing on colored paper I couldn't help but try to different techniques. Opaque white ink, black ink and colored pencil brought them to life. I started with the lemons on yellow first and followed with the lemons on green paper. Here is a side by side comparison:

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