Saturday, April 10, 2010

Polka Dot Lemons-Still Life Fruit Original Oil Painting by Marina Petro

Artist~Marina Petro, Saratoga Springs, NY USA
"Polka Dot Lemons"
Original oil painting on archival Raymar canvas panel
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I've painted apples and pears on this polka dot fabric before. It's the lemons turn now. I don't know what it is about this fabric, but it cheers me up. I'm not a fan of polka dots by any means.  I don't have one piece of clothing with polka dots, but I like this fabric.  The other paintings were quite a bit easier than this one. Strange, I never know what I will encounter with each painting. The first time I thought I'd completed it, I put it aside for a while because the shadow to the right was bothering me. It looked 'dirty.' I decided to work on it some more when it was dry by glazing a bit more violet into the shadow and lightening up the bottom right corner. Now it is acceptable....

Today's Quotation: "This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness." 
~Dalai Lama

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