Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Lime Wedge (sold)

I haven't worked on my Bitty Bite series, where I investigate a solitary subject on a square canvas, in quite a while so today I chopped up a lime. Maybe this composition and cropping is awkward??? But I was really attracted to the tactile quality for this painting and had fun using just a palette knife.
8"x8" Oil


Melinda said...

Wow! This is beautiful. The composition is powerful (not awkward) and the variety of colors work so well together. I'm really enjoying the high contrasts--makes an interesting and harmonious light.

Hope you'll do more of long as they don't keep your from your lovely plein air painting.

Loriann Signori said...

Bitty bite..I like that.
This lime looks majestic as it sits on its throne. I love the way you added dots of red in the green lime peel. It adds the zing only complementary colors can do. Nice.

susan hong-sammons said...

Thank you ladies. It's hard for me to paint what I feel I've been taught, is a different/wrong composition.

Karen said...

I agree, not awkward, just different. Besides, no one will notice. :)
Who says you can't take a break from leaving space around objects?!

Jala Pfaff said...

Very nice modern look to this.