Saturday, January 24, 2009

Lemons, Limoni

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.

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