“A Pitcher and Lemons”

“A Pitcher and Lemons” 8″ x 8″ oil on canvas Available

A month or so ago I was working on a lot of still life oil paintings and lemons were a frequent part of my arrangements.  In looking through my collection of recent works I came upon this piece which I really liked.

A smaller work of art done on an 8″x 8″ square canvas where I had fun celebrating the color YELLOW!  I think that’s one of the attractions I find with the subject of lemons.  I love the color!  Although lemons are quite sour there is a brightness to them and in cooking lemon zest can add a measure of brightness and surprise as a flavor or texture.   The symbolic meaning behind the color is linked to freshness, positivity, clarity and optimism.  It reminds me of how I feel at the onset of spring and summer when days become longer and I get to enjoy the warmth of the sun.

The opposing color selections stay within the blue and violet range which to my eye are a nice compliment to the yellow.  It reminds me that even in summer I need time in the shade because over exposure isn’t always a good thing. 

I’m a person who likes the change of seasons they each have their assets and provide a context within which I can learn new things.  These new experiences add to my pitcher giving it form and relevance within the whole.

 

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