Saturday, January 24, 2009
After teaching class at the Loudoun Academy of Art last Thursday night and demonstrating how to paint lemons, I decided to tackle some of my own. These depict the beautiful "Limoni" for sale in a market in Florence, Italy. The grocery stores and markets are amazing. It's a treat just to stand there and take in the vibrant colors.
This one's a work in progress that I will probably finish up tonight and photograph again tomorrow. It may be one of my entries into the Oil Painters of America National Exhibit -- which are due for submission online this coming Monday. We shall see.
"Limoni" work in progress, oil on Senso linen, 20"h x 16"w, copyright Jill Banks 2009.