Thursday, January 20, 2011

Lemons in Goblet


It took some work to get the right yellow that worked with the painting. I found that by adding a cool Cadmium Lemon to my Cadmium Light that I could achieve the correct color. This goblet is a slighly orange tinted thin glass. I love lemons but find yellow to be a difficult color. Does andyone else have that situation? I used Thalo blue and Burnt umber to bring the value down. Does anyone have any tips on how to get deeper values with yellow?

5X7
Oil
Raymar Canvas Panel

14 comments:

Kim said...

Sunny and luscious. Very inviting!

Stephanie Berry said...

This one needs to be followed by some lemon meringue pie! Very lush.

Angela Elledge said...

Oh, how I love this, your paintings always make me smile!

Kathy Cousart said...

love the colors- happy!

Polly Jones said...

Lovely, doesn't look hard for you to use yellow at all. Yellows are funny. It seems when I use them I keep going squirting out different yellows in search of one I can't find.

r garriott said...

Wow... you are like Thiebaud incarnate! This is YUMMY. Thanks for the tip on yellow. Yes, I find yellow to be very challenging, too, in the shadow areas. It often goes too green or too orange. Sometimes Dioxazine Purple gives a fair result.

Nancy Hawkins said...

Linda,this painting is so beautfully done, it thrills me.

Gwen Bell said...

Delicious yellows! Love that hint of peach too. Just beautiful!

Lorraine Shirkus said...

Love your restrained use of color and value . . . it's so subtle yet makes such a strong statement. I do have problems with yellows especially when painting lemons---sometimes the shadow sides play tricks and shift from cool to warm. I tend to use cad yellow deep and gray it down with sap green for the deeps, but there's so much I need to try out.

Norma Wilson said...

Hi Linda...so happy that you might join in the painting challenge! How did you hear about it? Love your still lifes!

LindaHunt said...

Thank you all so much for your wonderful comments. I appreciate the information on how to deepen yellows!

Susan E. Roden said...

Love your still lifes Linda and this yellow gem is lush!

Unsure with oils, but with pastels I add lavender + purple in the adjoining shadows to pop the yellow.

Sandra Galda said...

wow this one sparkles!

Amber Cauley said...

Love your work, I found you through Polly Jones. I've been trying to paint yellow daffodils for the past 2 days and I've done nothing but wipe them out! *grumble* who knew yellows were so difficult!