Saturday, June 29, 2013

The lemon test- Concetta Flore


After listening to artist Stefano Faravelli talking about how the lemon created a link between Europe and Africa, the origins of its name, the colour yellow, and seeing his beautiful lemon study on black background, I also picked up his suggestion to paint a lemon as a test.
So, today I was outside with one of the last lemons from my tree.
What can I say: it's yellow- also. It reflects sunlight. It has innumerable pores that are influenced by light and create patterns. It's intense, solid. Full of nuances. It's just...difficult. It took me nearly two hours to do the job.

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  1. That lemon looks pickup-able, though you had a difficult time with it; I would say this is a successful finish :)

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  2. Stunning! - you did a great job on this lemon :-)

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  3. THIS . . . . is a lemon! Stunning.

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  4. Wow! It looks lemonade ready. Is it water color?

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  5. Wow! It looks lemonade ready. Is it watercolor?

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    1. yes, it's watercolour on Arches paper (not my favourite). It was squezzed straight after it squeezed me!!!

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  6. Thanks everybody. It was harder than I thought. I do advise it as a good exercise to do in sunlight.

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  7. It doesn't get any better than this. !

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  8. WOW... that lemon is so real I can almost smell it...and home grown lemons are the BEST!!! When I lived in Florida our neighbor had lemon trees... they were so GOOD almost spoiled me from store bought lemons for a few years.

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  9. So well done Concetta! And how wonderful to be able to pick one from your tree! Your work is truly inspiring.

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