Thursday, March 5, 2009



Long Lemon

Oil on board, 4 1/4" x 10 1/8"
$140 plus $6 shipping in U.S.
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Not an odd couple, but it is an odd size today (see yesterday's post.) There's something I like about the single lemon placed in this unusually long format. I tried to create a feeling of air in the shadows. Click the image for a larger view.

20 comments:

Mark Adams said...

This is really nice, Don. I love the interplay of blue and yellow tones and the way the shadow cuts the fruit. Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Very nice, Don. I love the concept of the odd couple or oddity of the piece. I agree with Mark-the counterplay of the yellowness of the lemon and its compliment, blue, in the shadows. Just beautiful!

becky joy said...

The blue violet does create the feeling of air and a nice contrast to the yellow. The format that you painted on also gives the feeling of space.

Stephen Magsig said...

Beautiful work Don, the blue is perfect and the form of the lemon is right on Everything works, have been enjoying these still life paintings

Don Gray said...

Hello Mark and thanks, great to hear from you. I keep track of your blog and your fine paintings. I like your latest "Irish" self-portrait photo, too :>)

Don Gray said...

Thank you Anonymous.

Don Gray said...

Glad you feel it works, Becky Joy--thanks.

Don Gray said...

Hi Steve--that means a lot coming from you--thank you.

Pam Holnback said...

The lemon really pops against the blue/violet background. A great painting.

Martha Miller said...

this one is incredible!! you are a magician with paint!

Pierre Raby said...

Perfect and sensual, you are brilliant with simplicity Don.

Don Gray said...

Thanks, Pam, for the visit and your thoughts.

Don Gray said...

Wow, Martha, my hat will be too small if you keep building me up like that! Won't be able to pull a rabbit out of it, either.

Don Gray said...

Pierre, you are such a terrific painter--your encouragement means a lot.

Cathyann said...

This is lovely, Don. Must have been a lemon day yesterday. I did some too.

Don Gray said...

Thanks, Cathyann. It was just a sour day, wasn't it?

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

The lemon is just right. I like the pear as well but that lemon is special.

kim shields said...

It looks as though everyone else is effected by the violet in your background. That was the first thing that made me sit up and take notice. Great job!

Don Gray said...

I appreciate it, Onpainting.

Don Gray said...

Thanks, Kim--good to hear from you.