Saturday, January 12, 2013

Mexican Lime Oil Painting

We have two Mexican Lime trees that abundantly provide my wife Carolyn with limes for her tea.  Ours produce nearly all year long.  They have small white blossoms and the bees love them.  The fruit turns to a pale yellow when fully ripe.

I painted the Mexican Lime in oils alla prima on a 10 x 8 gallery wrapped canvas.  I had prepared the canvas a couple of months ago with a blue teal left over mix from another painting and have been thinking about what to paint on it.  Kept it simple and used the lime as it was complimentary.  The palette consisted of: yellow light, sap green, green light permanent, yellow ochre, yellow, burnt umber, white and a tad of burnt sienna.  Check my website and etsy in the above menu should you wish to purchase paintings or prints.  I am also a member of Fine Art America which is a great place to buy art.

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