Saturday, 18 July 2015

Lemon with Earthenware Jar

Oil painting of a large round lemon beside a small earthenware jar.
This was a particularly challenging painting exercise because the citrusy subject bears more resemblance to a grapefruit than it does to its smaller counterpart, and therefore no matter how well it was rendered, it was never going to look much like a lemon (or indeed, you might say that the the painting was always going to be a lemon).

That the lemon appears not to be lemon reminds me of a very old joke relating to the second object.

Q: When is a door not a door?
A: When it's ajar.

Oil on canvas board, 5" x 7"

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