Wednesday, May 8, 2013

More Reflections

This is the same pitcher (which I think is really a coffee carafe) that I mentioned a few posts ago - the one I painted a long time ago and inspired me to do a series of reflection paintings.

This painting went through a lot of iterations because I couldn't figure out what was wrong with it - I ended up simplifying the background significantly - it had lots of shadows and folded cloth and it was too busy. You would think that the lemons and the reflections would be the hardest part, but I had more trouble with the background.

I've been averaging a painting every day or two for a while now - it's a fantastic feeling!

Pitcher and Lemons
9x12 Acrylic on Canvas


  1. Beautiful! Love the reflections and the yellow/blue color palette.

  2. I think I might try to tone down the left background a bit - its too light and flat.

  3. Great Contrast, color and do make the mundane look so great?