Meyer Lemons | 12×16 inches | Oil on CanvasMeyer lemons are wonderful. They have a magic balance of tart and sweet. Perfect for making all manner of tasty treats. My favorite? Margaritas! The bounty of lemons arrives in late fall to early winter. I love that summer sunshine is packed in these beautiful fruit. These lemons were picked from a tree in our back yard and sliced in front of our kitchen window. The window faces south inviting the sunlight to flood in. DEMO NOTES: 0:10 – Pencil drawing on primed canvas 0:17 – Blocking in the dark areas using primarily raw umber 0:18 – Blocking in the middle tones leaving the highlight areas white. The middle tones will remain a little darker than the final. This gives me room to play with the values and as I refine the painting. 0:34 – Refining through blending middle tones, deepening the shadows, adding details, and laying some highlights. Note that the highlights at this stage are not pure white. I only use pure – or close to pure – white as my final strokes. 0:40 – Final refinement of details, edges and highlights. Palette: M Graham Walnut Oil Paints Alizarin Crimson Cadmium Red Cadmium Yellow Deep Cadmium Orange Cadmium Yellow Light Veridian Ultrmarine Blue Titanium White (quick drying) Ivory Black
Michael Lynn Adams
Michael Lynn Adams is a contemporary representational artist whose luminous still life and figurative oil paintings reflect his deep appreciation for beauty and simplicity found in everyday life. His award-winning paintings have been exhibited in numerous prestigious international and national shows including, Salon International, Oil Painters of America National, and California Art Club Gold Medal exhibitions; and are in private and museum collections across the United States. In 2012 with artist Michael Pearce, Adams co-founded of The Representational Art Conference – the premier international conference exploring the philosophical underpinnings of representational art in the 21st century.