"What's on the Inside Matters", oil on canvas, 16" x 16"
I'm sure that most of you have seen this image before. Of course, you haven't seen my version, but the gorgeous pattern that is created by the wedges of a lemon once halved is so commonly used I'm almost certain you could find it in the Clip Art folder on the first version of Microsoft Word.
Regardless, I was still seduced by the stunning array of color and pattern once I halved the monstrous lemon that has currently been living in my studio. Much like a chef who creates a twist on a classic dish, with this piece my intent was to twist a classic image and call it my own.
While I'm not sure if you can tell by this particular image, I used a wide ranged palette, and also timed myself when painting in order to keep the energy up in the brush strokes to prevent any sort of crisp pattern forming. Basically, I wanted to make this slice lemon look REAL, with all of it's curves and juices taking over while it posed for me.
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