Monday, June 29, 2009

“Lemon in Silver” 7x10

Oil on Hardboard Panel 7"x 10"

I don’t think there is a backyard in Southern California that doesn’t have some kind of a fruit tree in it. Grapefruit, orange, lime, kumquat, loquat, plum, apple, Asian pear. Everybody has a fruit tree. Mine is a lemon tree. The thing is probable 40 years old and stands about 18 feet tall. The tree gets very little water and is only pruned every other year, but despite this neglect it produces an incredible amount of sweet lemons. There are hundreds on it right now. It flowers and bares fruit all year round. I occasionally think about cutting it down but then I would probably miss it.


Blogger Janet Shaw said...

Absolutely beautiful!

4:55 PM  
Blogger Mona Diane Conner said...

gorgeous work, Collier!

5:43 PM  
Blogger Vesna said...

OMG- just beautiful !

1:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

love the composition and the colours immediately catch the eye and the little puddle of water adds a freshess to the subject. by the way your lemon tree sounds magnificent, please never cut it down, in scotland we can't grow lemons (well i can't) and it sounds wonderful to have such trees in your garden. i have reasonably good lettuces in my garden this year:)

1:19 AM  
Blogger Helen Read said...

Stunning painting! I love the composition. Wonderful arrangement of values!

4:27 AM  
Blogger Vic said...

Your work gets stronger and stronger. Very nice!

5:56 AM  
Blogger Don Gray said...

Exquisite, as always. Beautiful design and glowing color.

9:40 AM  
Blogger Todd Bonita said...

This is really exquisite M. Really well thought out composition here.

Another winner!

6:52 PM  
Blogger This Painting Life said...

I have a thing for lemons and I love the colour apart from me liking your composition...I just love this painting!

8:36 PM  
Blogger Diane Hoeptner said...

Wonderful eye popping color and exquisite composition, love it!

4:14 PM  
Blogger Carolina said...

This is a wonderful painting, congratulations. Well, all your paintings are great, actually :)
I'd love to see a photo of your lemon tree, fully pruned and so old, that's a privilege!
Best regards,

9:54 AM  
Blogger Stephen Magsig said...

Beautiful painting , wish we could grow citrus trees here.

7:51 AM  

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