Lively Lemons 1

Acrylic on gessoboard - 9 x 12 in - 2013

I have a miniature Meyer lemon tree in my studio. If you don’t have a plant “companion” already, I recommend one of these; they don’t require too much care; their blossoms make a heavenly scent, and they produce lemons several times per year.  

In a playful mood, I heightened its spring colorsand worked with an acrylic additive aptly called tar gel (it behaves like hot tar- stringy and sticky) to outline parts of it. I then added contrasting purple shadows using textured acrylic. Since I was interested in trying different compositions for this piece, I ended up making two, Lively Lemons 1 and 2. 

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