Sunday, July 26, 2009

"Lemon In Silver" 18x28

Oil on Cradled Hardboard 18"x26"

I liked the “Lemon in Silver” composition so much that I decided to paint it on a larger scale. The only part of this painting that gave me much trouble was the yellow of the lemon. There are only a couple of colors that I really don’t like painting – yellow is one of them. I usually paint wet on wet and when working with a transparent I find it can be tricky. I’m happy with the results but I’ll be staying away from lemons for a while.


Blogger Carolina said...

Es impresionante en este formato...

1:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

amazing, it looks like a picture

2:33 PM  
Blogger Carol H. said...

This is so gorgeous, I love seeing the larger works! I love your sense of color and composition.

I have a question for you about your hardboard surfaces. Can you tell me how you prepare them? Do you cut them yourself? And are the larger ones, like this one, braced on the back?

2:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

such a refreshing choice of colours, and the spill of water works wonderfully, beautifully executed. just one question, what is cradled hardboard? r.

2:42 PM  
Blogger Shirley Peters said...

Wow! This is a beautiful work. The subtlety of the water, against the striking yellow of the lemon. I love it. btw, do you use the light for your painting, or is it on the subject?

3:17 PM  
Blogger Sharon Hodges said...

I am new to blogging with other artists, but am thrilled to see this new painting of yours. Absolutely stunning seems insufficient as a description, but it is the best i can do. I'll definitely watch your work with much interest.

3:56 PM  
Blogger m collier said...

Thanks everyone for your comments.

Carol – I prepare the hardboard surface with a couple of coats of gesso. I usually cut the smaller boards myself. As for the larger panels I occasionally build them myself, but the very large panels I have made for me. All panels over 12”x12” are cradled.

Rahina qh -- cradled hardboard is a panel that has been mounted on a frame. This frame helps eliminated any warping of larger panels and keeps the panel stable.

4:31 PM  
Blogger m collier said...

Thank you for your comment Shirley. The lamp that you see is one I use when I paint. It faces away from me and shines on the wall. I also have a light that shines over my left shoulder but not directly on the painting. My still life setup is always to my right with its own light source.

4:39 PM  
Blogger Chris Beck said...

Shazaam!! This is fabulous, M.!! Color, composition, light -- it's got it all.

9:52 PM  
Blogger Paul Coventry-Brown said...

Stunning painting in every sense: colour, composition and lighting. Love it!

9:58 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth Elgin said...

I am totally gobsmacked at your talent. This is how I hope to paint someday. I can't find an artist bio anywhere on Daily Painters or here? Where did you learn to paint like this? Classical training? Astoundingly gorgeous: not just the realism, it's MORE than realism, it's the "unseen" beauty we actually do see. Thank you for making the world more beautiful.

9:40 AM  
Blogger Michael Naples said...

Clean and sharp as always. I wish I could see these larger pieces in person. I dislike painting the color yellow as well. Orange too (i guess since it has so much yellow in it). Anyway superb!

10:49 AM  
Blogger David Parker said...

Incredible painting. I love it!

8:53 PM  
Blogger Todd Bonita said...

Wow M, absolutely stunning. This works even better as a larger composition. What a unique image and design. There is the perfect amount of visual interest from the lemon and bowl to support that large vacant space of black. Wonderful design with rich, rich color. Fabulous.

12:37 PM  
Blogger r garriott said...

Another stunning painting. I agree with you on yellow; mixing accurate shadow colors is for yellow is very challenging.

8:46 PM  
Blogger Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

As always, I'm completely blown away. I love the composition, and the way you see the objects.

9:18 AM  
Blogger Alvin Richard said...

I'm beautiful and perfectly done!

8:06 PM  
Blogger Alvin Richard said...

I'm beautiful and perfectly done!

8:06 PM  
Blogger Don Coker said...

Your work is stunning and virtually without a trace of brushstrokes!

7:49 PM  

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