Monday, January 10, 2011

Bag of Grapefruit


It took me some time to look at this painting and figure out where I wanted to take it. I have completed this painting and feel good about it. Yellow is such a difficult color for me to work with. There is something unusually hard in finding the values and having them look correct. After much deliberation I decided that I would vaguely imply the red bag because to define it would be too tight for the loose rendering of the grapefruit. I changed the background color to harmonize better with the grapefruit.

8X10
Oil
Stretched Canvas

7 comments:

Virginia Floyd said...

Very nice, Linda. Love the new background color. The bag is just perfect--enough detail to tell what it is, but still nice and loose. Great job!

Kathy Cousart said...

I completely agree with what Virginia said- all is implied and lovely and loose. The background color is spot on- good call!

Kim said...

Love it! It reads beautifully!

Gwen Bell said...

This is so cool. Love the Abstract quality. Great palette!

Jacki Newell said...

Nice work, Linda! Your grapefruit are so nice and solid and the bag is so transparent and, well, plastic bag-ish. I'm sure it must have been a challenge but you make it look easy.
I was wondering, do you ever show any of your work in Greenville? I'd love to see them in person sometime.

Jerry Stocks said...

Yellow is beautiful and the handling of the bag is amazing.

Marian Fortunati said...

You did a great job with it Linda! It's fluid and colorful and fun!!