Lemons Still Life
8 x 10 Oil
Carole Rodrigue © 2015
I've been having one foot in my studio and one foot out for months now. I've worked on projects, but things kept happening to keep me away. The latest was a pinched nerve in my neck that had me debilitated for a few weeks now. My arm was completely rendered useless. If I were to assume the cause, I would say it's from painting. Occupational hazard. I suppose it just goes with the territory when you spend long hours daily humped over your work.
I'm on the mend now, so of course the first thing I wanted to do was paint. Lemons. Need you ask?
I had also wanted to experiment with speed painting videos for the longest time. I finally figured out the logistics and created a video of this painting. It's now up on YouTube and I inserted the video here on this post. It's a quick little painting demo about 5 hours condensed into just under six minutes.
All I'm going to say is that I still need a better set up for recording. I had the tripod almost directly in front of the painting as I reached across with my right arm (the sore one) to paint. It wasn't long before the pain came back in my neck, but I persisted. You just can't keep me away for too long.
I hope to make more of these in the future. Enjoy the brief glimpse into my creative world.
P.S. The painting is available on eBay.
P.P.S. I've got info on YouTube listing the paint colours used in case someone is learning how to paint lemons, or is just curious.
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