Sunday, May 17, 2009


Lemons - woo hoo. Another one from last summer. I had a hard time with the blending of the shades because the acrylic paint dries so fast. I will probably try to do a few more like this in oil. It's a fun painting.


  1. Meg, have you tried a little glazing medium to slow the acrylic drying time and effect smooth blending? I love painting lemons and haven't done one in ages! This inspires me. :)

  2. Yes I did try that. I think for me, because the whole notion of mixing color was so foreign to me that I used to do a lot of trial and error. I couldn't really do that as well with the acrylics. When I started in oil, I could blend right on the canvas and that was a lot easier for me.

    I haven't completely abandoned the idea of acrylics, maybe when I'm a more skilled painter and can make color decisions BEFORE the paint hits the canvas it will work better.