Monday, July 14, 2008

Lemons & Pots - Still Life

Copyrighted © 2008 by Linda Warner Constantino. Oil on linen board - 6" by 6". Click on image to see larger view. Click here to purchase.

I awoke to a nail and a stick in my tire so I knew I was not going out on site. I set up this little still life yesterday but did not get around to painting it because I had 15 family members over for dinner and decided I had to scrub the kitchen floor. Sounds ho-hum but sometimes cleaning can be very satisfying.I think I read somewhere once that Ingrid Bergman's hobby was cleaning! I guess that makes me feel justified.

Anyway, I have this thing with greens a blues. In this painting I was playing around with saturation and de-saturation. The cobalt blue pot is so bright. I decided to surround it with more desaturated blues and greens with some yellows and oranges as a kind of accent. I underpainted with a mixture of alizarin crimson, cad. red and some cad. orange. It is nice to have the time this summer to play around and experiment with painting a little more. I am really trying to stay a little looser with my still lifes.


Vickie said...

It turned out lovely. The colors are so nice. I love the loose style. It's so quick and unfussy. I have a tendency to be too tight when I paint. I'll try to remember this painting when I start to get too fussy.

Belinda Del Pesco said...

beautiful composition, and i love the color contrasts,

Linda Warner Constantino said...

Thanks for taking the time to look. I appreciate your comments!