Thursday, February 17, 2011

Watermelon


Well, I can honestly say that I am learning something from the drawings that I have been doing. My drawings generally have a light touch and my paintings are much more encumbered. I started this painting 5 times before I felt that I was on the right path. I am working on a very smooth linen canvas which I don't like that much, but since I bought 3 boxes of them, I will be using them up. Who knows maybe I will learn to love them. The surface takes a lighter application of paint because the thicker paint just slips and slides around. I actually liked the feeling of less paint and how much more I could work it. I can get the desired soft edges and create a bit of atmosphere.

8X8
Oil
Stretched Linen

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Watermelon Day10
My still life met with a fateful end...my dog, Stella, ate my watermeon when I briefly left the room. She was careful to eat only the melon and not the rind! So, this still life is completed.

13 comments:

Douglas Clark said...

Your colors are great in this. The complements of red and green in the watermelon are a given, but the way you used various values of the purple and yellow families of color in the plate and background is beautiful.

Lorraine Shirkus said...

Your color sense and use of light are beautiful in this, as in all your paintings! I also enjoy seeing your drawings --- you're inspiring me to start drawing again as well. Thanks so much for your comment on my blog . . .

Jerry Stocks said...

The colors are wonderful--a great painting.

Virginia Floyd said...

This is lovely! I like the shades of lavenders and purples as the background. It looks gorgeous with the red and smidges of green. Wonderful!

I didn't know a dog would eat watermelon! Ours eat anything baked. Pies, cakes, even a whole gingerbread house once!

P.S. Thanks for visiting and commenting. It means a lot!

Ricardo said...

Hi, I love your work, I love the colors and light that you give very good job congratulations, greetings.

Marie Theron said...

Your color red! I will have one of these paintings one day!

Karen Martin Sampson said...

Beautiful painting! As everyone has already mentioned, the colours and paint application are so enticing. Too bad about the dog eating the watermelon. At least if you really needed to you could get another melon...one pretty much looks like another fortunately. I'd say this piece is done, though...don't put another stroke on it. It's perfect.

Linda K. Nickles said...

Lovely painting, Linda . . . everything about it is wonderful. It's a good thing you were able to finish before Stella ate the watermelon. My dog would have done the same thing!

Kathy Cousart said...

The colors here are wonderful! Yes, we all need to draw more and you are inspiring us. Thanks for that!!

Catherine Jeffrey said...

Beautiful colors in this painting. I know what you mean about drawing...we can seem to do nice spontaneous sketches, and then overowork a painting. I have never used linen and didn't realize it was so smooth. You have certainly achieved the looser feel, your strokes are great and I love that touch of green on the peel

LindaHunt said...

Thank you all for your generous comments!!!

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Linda, this is wonderful and one of my favorites of your works.

As everyone else has mentioned, the colors are right on, beautiful.

Love, love, LOVE!

Hélène Glehen said...

Hello Linda,
I am new on your blog. Like the above comments, I agree : the colors are just beautiful. Love this painting.