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 colors, and 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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Acrylic on canvas - 24 x 30 in - 2016 In this piece, I tried a new approach to depicting my beloved prickly pear cacti, likely inspired by the fact that these didn’t grow near my...
Acrylic on gessoboard - 12 x 16 in - 2014 I was surprised when our crabapple and apple trees self-hybridized. Did you know that they are able do that? I didn’t until...