I just can't stay away from the lemons lately. Every time I walk into the grocery store they're just overflowing from the bins and the next thing I know, I've purchased another six. Luckily, I really like lemonade. And lemon cookies. And pretty much all other baked goods with lemon zest.
Something about citrus fruit always reminds me of lazy summer afternoons. Sitting outside on your porch-your skin still warm from an afternoon in the sun- just cooling off with a glass of cold lemonade that you bought from the stand on the corner. Though I guess that's probably made from a package, but that doesn't really matter. Those are the memories I wanted to capture in this painting. A piece that- even on the coldest of days- could send you right back to your sun drenched front porch.
To be honest, I wasn't exactly planning on painting these lemons, but after I sliced them to put into my water, I couldn't get over how pretty the looked arranged on the cutting board so I pulled out the paints and got to work. I love how vibrant the yellows are and how if you look closely, the flesh of the lemon has a slight lime green cast. It's those little variations in color that I just can't get enough of lately.