I genuinely love lemons! Every morning I take a lemon, slice it in half, and squeeze out the juice into a glass of warm water for me to drink. It’s very refreshing and helps wake me up in addition to whatever caffeine I may later consume. Therefore, I thought it was only appropriate to pay homage to my favorite fruit with a couple of paintings.
My goal with this first oil painting was to try and walk the line between representation and abstraction. For this one, I used only a palette knife and directional marks to guide the composition. Texture is my favorite part about an oil painting and I believe textural approaches to oil paintings are vastly underutilized.
For the next painting, I chose watercolors, as my inexperience with the medium demands a significant amount of focused practice in order for me to improve. I learned quite a bit from this painting, but I think a limiting factor for me right now is the Canson paper I’m using; it’s just not very good for wet-on-wet techniques, in my opinion. I’m going to try and pick up some Arches paper during my next trip to the art store.