Showing posts with label citrus. Show all posts
Showing posts with label citrus. Show all posts

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Clementines and My Favourite Blue

Clementines & Cobalt Blue Dish
8 x 10 Oil 
©2015 Carole Rodrigue
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Cobalt blue is my favorite of all the blues.  Nothing compares to rich depth of blue you get when you apply it on a canvas or panel.  I also love it mixed with other colors for greys and blacks.  Nothing compares.  It is the most expensive of the blue paints also, but I always splurge with my blue because, well, I just love it.  That's all.  I love it with lemons too, as well as with the rich orange of these clementines.

I hope you love it too.  It's on eBay now with a couple of other pieces.  Have a look here.  And thanks for stopping by.  Have a great Easter weekend and Passover.  <3

#stilllife #realism #contemporary #cobalt #citrus #oilpainting #blue #china #art 

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

More Lemons . . .

8 x 10 Oil
Carole Rodrigue ©2015

Yes, this one is sold.  I have a deep passion for painting lemons, did I ever say that? I do.  Each time I paint them I learn something new too, which compels me to paint more.  In fact, I did paint more today.  I have so many lemons in the house.  I might bake a lemon cake, with lemon icing.  Yum.

I'll be back tomorrow to share the other lemon painting.  Thanks for stopping by.  :-D  

Thursday, February 19, 2015


Lemons & Bowl
8 x 10 Oil
Carole Rodrigue ©2015

I love to paint lemons, I cannot lie! I still hate how the Blogger photo uploader makes photos look.  This photo looks much better on my website and on eBay.  Psst, there are close up shots on eBay too. I attached the link to my "Me" page below the photo.

But it is true, lemons have become a favorite of mine to paint.  I've got a couple of larger projects on the go right now, but I think I'm going to paint a much larger still life with lemons.  Like a 24 x 24, or maybe even larger.  That would be something!

Hope you like this one! 

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Clementine Alla Prima Still Life

6 x 6 Alla Prima Oil
Carole Rodrigue ©2015
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I painted this little one yesterday afternoon, alla prima.  I had no intention of painting since I was so busy having finished the wine piece, but I had purchased these lovely little clementines that had the stems and leaves. We rarely have them here with the leaves and stems so I did take many reference shots for future works.  The leaves were already beginning to dry, so this one had to be done quickly since it was painted from life.  The  clementines are all done too, as in they've been eaten.  Enjoy! 

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Still Life with Lemons and Water

Lemon Water
8 x 10 Oil
Carole Rodrigue 2015

This painting was started Sunday and completed today.  As I said, I was taking more time with my work now rather than do daily paintings.  I'm much more satisfied with my paintings now even though they're still done relatively quick.  With a painting such as this one, I would really prefer at least one full week's worth of work to refine details.  This one was detail intensive but I had to limit myself.  I might still do a painting in a day every now and then, but for now, I'm happy with this.  I hope you are too.

This is now up on eBay.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Tangerine Alla Prima Still Life with Video Demonstration

6 x 6 Oil
Carole Rodrigue ©2014

Today was a productive day.  The dog had her walk and I painted this little tangerine, AND made a little video demonstration using still photos.  My camera doesn't record, so I'm stuck for now.  :-s

This painting is now up for bids on eBay and you can also view the video on YouTube by clicking the embedded video below.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Bag of Lemons Daily Painting Still Life

Bag of Lemons
8 x 10 Oil
Carole Rodrigue ©2014

For today's daily painting, I was in the mood for cheery, yellow lemons.  This is of course painted alla prima, and I find yellow paint tricky when painting alla prima.  I'm quite satisfied with how this finally turned out and I love the mood in this piece.  I hope you like it too.  It's now up on eBay.  

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Navel Orange

Navel Orange
6 x 6 Oil
Carole Rodrigue ©2014
Not for sale

Hi everyone, and yes, you see right.  This one is not for sale.  It is being donated for the Mayor's Celebration of the Arts, here in Sudbury, Ontario this May 1st.  I will be painting more oranges in times to come, however, so please keep your eyes open because you just never know when! :-)