Sunday, May 1, 2011

Two Lemons

























I'm actually thrilled with this little painting! I painted the lemons last,
mapped in their location hoping to keep my mind on making a painting
rather than on painting lemons. I thoroughly enjoyed making messy and
non-sensical strokes and blotches for everything non-lemon so when it
came time for the lemons, it felt easier to not over-think. I've been working
toward putting down marks, strokes, colors that would serve the picture
plane rather than the subject for quite awhile. It seems it's so much harder
to do when working figuratively. I've also been looking at "messy" painters
like Alex Kanevsky, Quang Ho, Robert Spooner, Kim English, Jordan
Wolfson, Thai Shan Schierenberg. This painting isn't much but it feels like
a milestone. It's another step . . . forward, I hope!

10 comments:

Carol Flatt said...

Be proud, Lorraine. This is wonderful! Love the texture/colors/brushstrokes of the background and the range of yellows used in your lemons. Fantastic edges as well. You nailed it!

mellymel said...

Hi Lorraine! I love this painting too. Beautiful. So much movement, and the lemons feel very solid.

mellymel said...

Hi Lorraine. I love this painting too. I must have a thing for your lemons. A lot of movement and the lemons feel so real and solid. Beautiful!

Carrie said...

Lorraine, you should be thrilled with this painting, it is stunning!!! Love, love, love the colors and the energy. Just gorgeous!

suzannepaints said...

This is one beautiful mess

Pétales de fées said...

I just love all these "accidents" in the subject and the color of your lemons! This painting is really beautiful! Good day to you Lorraine!

Carol Schiff Studio said...

You continue to "Make me think", Lorraine. This is awesome.

Cindy Michaud said...

I understand the milestone...and I see it. Good for you!

carol morgan carmichael said...

I am so glad you are thrilled. You should be. Bout time you felt a little satisfaction after all your art searching struggles.
Now spend some time so that your image show up on your thunbnail. What a pain.

Linda Popple said...

Lorraine, you are sooo good! I do love this! I know most of the painters you mentioned and will look up the others that I don't recognize. Paint on!