Sunday, April 12, 2009

Still Life with Three Lemons and a Mug (Day 1)

Today I'm starting on a new painting.
This time I'm experimenting a new approach, and it might turn out to be a different style. For the whole process of painting, I will follow my intuition. I'm little scared but also excited at the same time. Will see how it goes.
Here is my model - three lemons and my favorite coffee mug sitting on the front edge of my bookcase.

I sketched out the objects on my canvas and applied first layer of underpainting with acrylic. I chose to paint it with acrylic at this stage since it dries fast and will be ready for next layer. I picked the colors based on their temperatures (warm vs. cool).

Then I applied second layer of underpainting with same acrylic colors to make it more solid and be ready for oil.

I think this is a good time to take a break. The underpainting need to be thoroughly dry, and tomorrow I will start applying oil layers.


  1. can't wait to see how this one comes out.

  2. Hey Peter... I liked your comment on Arthur Simo's painting so I followed the breadcrumbs back to your blog. I'm glad I did. I'm looking forward to seeing further progression photos on this piece!

  3. Hi Mary,
    Thanks for visiting my blog.
    It's so fun to meet new people everyday and get to know their passion.
    And I can't wait either to see how my new painting would evolve.

  4. Sheila,
    Thank you so much for visiting my blog and becoming a follower - it's so kind of you!
    I'll be checking your blog shortly too.

  5. Hi, Peter - and I found my way here from Sheila's blog. Great work, and I'm looking forward to following. Liz

  6. Hi Liz,
    Welcome to my blog.
    And thank you for following it!