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
Adams is a contemporary representational artist whose luminous oil paintings reflect his contemplative approach in discovering the beauty around us. 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. With artist Michael Pearce, Adams co-founded of The Representational Art Conference (TRAC) – the premier international conference exploring the philosophical underpinnings of representational art in the 21st century.