Lemon Daily Painting

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Lemon – 6" x 6" (15.25 x 15.25 cm) – Oil Canvas Panel

Today I worked on this painting in the morning as a warm up before working on a larger still life begun over the weekend that also has lemons in it. I find as time goes by I get more and more interested in capturing the nuances of color and value. Lemons are particularly interesting in that the shadow side is dark, with hints of purple and green in it, though the reflected light in the shadow shape is lighter in value but kinda vibrant in color, not desaturated like the rest of the shadow area.

Have a great evening, and thanks for dropping by, Liz