Lemons with White Cup, 10 x 10 inch oil on canvas panel
I know....lemons, lemons, lemons....enough with the lemons you say! Don't get all uppity, I have some plums in the kitchen.I will tell you why I have painted so many lemons. Take a seat. It is true I use them often in my cooking, so lemons are easily accessible in my fridge for my lazy self to set up a still life. However, the other reason for this lemon mania was because sometimes I found the lemon tricky to paint. Yes I did, but not anymore! Right now I am a lemon painting pro! I think it might have been the yellow paint I used. I always had Lemon Yellow or Hansa Yellow on my palette. I replaced those with Cadmium yellow light and added Indian Yellow. These work much better for me along with my old favorite Cad yellow medium. I think the Hansa and Lemon yellow had too much blue in them. It wasn't me...it was never me...it was the paint all along! Ah Ha! I knew it. A Windsor Newton conspiracy.