Showing posts with label yellow. Show all posts
Showing posts with label yellow. Show all posts

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! 

Monday, October 20, 2014

Royal Albert Tea Cup and Lemon Daily Painting

Royal Albert & Lemon
8 x 10 Oil
Carole Rodrigue ©2014

I'm back.  I took a week off from painting last week getting ready for and giving art workshops to about 75 students from all over the province of Ontario.  The event, Vision Art, (sorry, link in French only) was held at Laurentian University in Sudbury and put on by the Conseil Scolaire Catholique du Nouvel Ontario for over 200 students.  Activities took place over a three day period and I must say that I was so impressed with the talent the students exhibited.  I was also very honoured to be selected to be on this team, instructing art to our youth, our future leaders. Each and every one of those kids were amazing and it was a real joy to work with them.

Now, my first painting this week was inspired by a Royal Albert tea cup I found at a vintage shop in Toronto's Distillery District.  It was exactly what I had been looking for so I couldn't pass it up when I saw it.  Who could leave behind such a beautiful cup?

This is now up on eBay for bids if you're interested.  Thanks for stopping by!

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.  

Monday, August 11, 2014

Lemon & Bowl Still Life Painting

Lemon & Bowl
8 x 10 Oil
Carole Rodrigue ©2014

Today's daily is a lemon with a bowl.  I love using this rich cobalt blue with lemons.  I have a large cobalt blue glass vase that I'm just dying to use in a larger still life.  That will come soon, but for now I've got a few more dailies to work on this week and then perhaps I'll allow myself the luxury of working on a larger piece at a leisurely pace.  If you like this one, you can click here to bid on eBay.  Opening bids start at only $50.00.  Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Lemon & Finger Bowl Daily Painting

Lemon & Finger Bowl
8 x 10 Oil
Carole Rodrigue ©2014

Today's painting is a lemon with a finger bowl.  It's been a while since I painted a lemon so I figured it was time I did.  I set up my props with natural back lighting, as I enjoy doing so much.  I often paint with artificial light for some of my work, especially chiaroscuro, but natural lighting also brings  something to a painting which artificial light can't.  There's a certain subtlety in natural lighting that I find calming and it works really well for me and my style.

If you like this one, you can click here to view on eBay and to place a bid.  There are also close up shots on eBay.  See you tomorrow!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Pear, Daily Oil Painting

Pear No 3
6 x 6 Oil
Carole Rodrigue ©2014

Today I was compelled to paint a pear, backlit by window light.  I love painting backlit scenes.  It's something I've always done, even back when I was painting horses regularly.  There's something about backlighting that is dramatic and captivating.  I hope you enjoy this one, if you do, the link for the eBay auction is in the painting's description.  Have a great evening!  <3

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Teacup & Yellow Pansy Daily Painting

Teacup & Yellow Pansy
6 x 6 Oil
Carole Rodrigue ©2014

Today's daily painting, a teacup with a pretty yellow pansy.  I'm really getting into these teacups and I'm thinking of doing one per week.  I don't think I'll buy one for each week, but perhaps borrow one here and there.  I hope you enjoy this one.  If you do, you can click on the above link to bid on eBay.  There are also close-up shots on eBay.  Now, I'm off to drink a nice cup of Earl Grey from this cup.  Have a great evening!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Nectarine & Blueberries Daily Painting

Nectarine & Blueberries
5 x 7 Oil
Carole Rodrigue ©2014

Today's little daily is of course, fruit.  :-D  It was a delight to paint these, and now I'm off to eat them up.  If you like this one, click here to bid on eBay.  Have a great evening!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sweet & Sour, Lemon & Sugar Dish Daily Painting

Sweet & Sour
5 x 7 Oil on hardboard
Carole Rodrigue © 2014

Hello friends, I can't tell you how great it feels to be painting again.  I just love painting lemons, almost as much as apples, so I felt compelled to paint one again. This one has just been listed on eBay with a low starting bid of $24.99 US.  If you like this one, please click here to bid.

Now it's back to painting a very large 48 x 48 canvas I've been working on for a show I'll be participating in this June comprising of only very large works! I'm almost done this one and need to start another very large one pronto, as well as daily works.  Have a great day folks and thanks for looking! <3

Monday, September 30, 2013

Lemon & China Cup No. 3 Painting of the Day

Lemon & China Cup No. 3
5 x 7 Oil on hard board
Carole Rodrigue, copyright 2013

Here's my lemon passion expressing itself in today's daily painting.  I must say again that I don't know what Blogger has done to their photo upload program lately, but I really don't like the look of the photos when uploaded.  I hope they fix this or I might just stick with my website blog only.  Please do check out my website or the eBay listing for a better look at this painting because it really is a very nice little piece.  You may see this painting on eBay by clicking here.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Apple & Copper Pot Painting of the Day

Apple & Copper Pot
5 x 7 Oil on hardboard
Carole Rodrigue Copyright 2013

I hope everyone had a wonderful Labour Day weekend.  I took time off from my labours and relaxed for a bit, although I did begin a larger painting.  This little treasure was painted today for my daily painting.  I found this old copper pot a few years ago at a second hand store and it's such a great little thing to add warmth and life to paintings.

This painting is available through auction on eBay by clicking here.

Lemon & Creamer No. 2
5 x 7 Oil on hardboard
Carole Rodrigue Copyright 2013
I did work yesterday, Labour Day, although this one was  a private commission.  You can have your own commission as well.  Just contact me through my website by clicking here.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Still Life with Plums & Lemon Half Daily Painting

Plums & Lemon Half
6 x 6 Oil on canvas board
Carole Rodrigue Copyright 2013

Here's my newest painting of the day.  Someone requested that I paint plums, so here it is.  I just might paint more plums this week since I bought a huge basket full.  This painting is available through eBay auction by clicking here. 

Friday, August 23, 2013

Lemon & China Cup No. 2 Daily Painting

Lemon & China Cup No. 2
5 x 7 Oil on masonite
Carole Rodrigue Copyright 2013

Today's painting of the day is another with a lemon.  I'm just loving painting lemons lately but I'll move on to something else tomorrow or Sunday.  It's not easy thinking of something new and fresh to paint every day.  I'm also beginning to truly enjoy painting alla prima (painting wet into wet paint in one sitting).  I have to admit that this is something I wasn't fond of before, but it's becoming a lot of fun.  This little treasure was completed in about 1.5 hours from start to finish.  The fun part is learning to let go of every little detail and limiting brush strokes and layers.  It's somewhat liberating, although for larger pieces I will still paint in my slow and methodical way, nit-picking at the details. 

This painting is available through eBay auction by clicking here

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Banana Daily Painting

Banana No. 1
5 x 7 Oil on masonite
Carole Rodrigue copyright 2013

Today's painting is a banana painted alla prima.  Getting a photo was difficult because of the glare the black keeps casting, but I managed to get a photo.  Whew!  You can click here to bid on this painting.  Bidding starts at $0.99. 

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Lemon & China Cup Daily Painting

Lemon & China Cup
5 x 7 oil on masonite
Carole Rodrigue Copyright 2013

Here's today's painting.  I love how the yellow of the lemon looks against the bright red.  Red always seems to just sign when used in paintings.  I'm going to do more of these in the future, different combinations but definitely with the red placemat.  You can purchase this painting through eBay auction by clicking here