Lemons

LEMONS 1000
Lemons – acrylic painting by Heni Sandoval

One of my goals for the new year was to begin a daily practice of making art.  I’ve started sketching more and I try to have a painting on my easel most of the time.  Here is a still life I recently completed,  Lemons.

When I first started painting years ago, I painted several pears in this blue bowl.   It’s helpful to start a painting from  a real scene, you can focus on what you see, how the light effects the colors of the objects.  I felt it would be a good exercise to do some still lifes where I could actually see what I am painting.

I chose lemons this time around as lemons are one of my favorite fruits.   I use them daily to make marinaded salads and add them to tea.   Their bight cheerful yellow color seems to match this time of year when everything is waking up.

It was a fun challenge and I am fairly pleased.   In keeping with my goal, I’ve stared sketching a scene  for a new painting, another still life.

9 thoughts on “Lemons

  1. I usually think still life is boring, but I absolutely love this beautiful, colorful, fun and modern artwork. The patterns within the different colors and layers brings so much life to this. Beautiful!

  2. When life give us lemons, we make lemonade.
    With Heni’s endless talent, they received accolades!

    Great job, as always. 😀 ~Radhika

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