Monday, 21 January 2013

Last of the Cherries

Last of the Cherries
Painting size 15"x 11"



I have been trying to add a Cherry painting to my edibles collection but have not been happy with my results until this creation. This painting was completed after eating the last of our box of Christmas Cherries which I teamed with a delicious chocolate cake for desert when friends came for lunch last week. I took my time (well more time for me) and let some layers dry before adding more paint and whilst I could have been a little more patient I was able to keep some freshness in the fruit colours. 

I don't really make new year resolutions but I wish I could add patience in letting paint dry between layers as an important one to keep.
For this piece I used my imagination to create the feel of a few cherries left on the tree

12 comments:

  1. Lorraine this is really beautiful. That patience has done the trick. Lots more depth through layers. Fabulous stuff.

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  2. Wow Laura, surprised to hear from you at this hour - it must be late in England, its 9.40am here, have just finished my chores (and they are that when they interfere with painting)and about to look at starting some painting. Thanks for your generous comment about my cherries - it is about the third try

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  3. You did a great job, in both technique and imagination, Lorraine. They look luscious, and so inviting to pick! Love the contrast between the background and foreground - very effective.

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  5. I love the pattern the cherries are making. Neat background too!

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    1. Thanks Sherry this was intuitively designed

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  6. Hello Lorraine:) I think we have the same problem: impatience. I'm working on that too:) I love your painting. Especially the soft cherries in the back. They make the cherries in the front even more beautiful. I love it!!

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  7. Hi rebate, thanks for you nice comment, hope I can stay patient

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