Tuesday, April 14, 2009

lemon still life

I'm gearing up for my show in June and I'm painting from life. I don't think I'm finished with this one yet, I still need to put highlights on them. Tonight I'm painting pears! Any suggestions on a title for my lemons?

Rhonda Hartis Smith © 2009


L.Holm said...

This is lovely, Rhonda. Really beautiful paint handling and warm, glowing tones. (Looks great with your background blog color, too!!) :-)

Michelle Burnett said...

Hi Rhonda, I agree with Liz, they are lovely! Maybe that's the title Lovely Lemons. Or maybe "Three's a Crowd" since the one poor fellow is off by himself. :)

Have fun putting on the highlights...my favorite part!

The Vintage Kitten said...

Hi Rhonda, Arent lemons wonderful? The only phrase I know with lemons is 'when life gives you lemons make lemonade' so maybe the title could be 'when life gives you lemons' Im pretty rubbish at thinking these things up as my blog posts prove Hee Hee. Another lovely painting X

Rhonda Hartis Smith said...

Thanks Liz, I worked on again last night and it looks better with the highlights. I did try to get warm tones.

Michelle I love the name Lovely Lemons! I'm looking forward to your challenge because I do love Sorolla.

Hi Kitten, thanks for your suggestions on the title and you have one of the wittiest blogs! Can't wait til your next post.

Suzanne said...

I love the painting Rhonda and I always enjoy trying to think up titles.
'Whats wrong sour puss' pops into my head but it really isn't a nice name for one of your paintings.

Rhonda Hartis Smith said...

Thanks Suzanne, keep thinking on a title (lol).

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Rhinda

Wonderful still life!

How about "three lemons" in French? "Trois Citrons"?

I like the "Lovely Lemons" suggestion also.

Have a good show!

Anonymous said...

Love the painting, including the title suggestions -- especially the one, "Three's a Crowd".

Happy painting,

Gwen Bell said...

Love the rich shadow and strong composition in this piece. Really beautiful!

GMG said...

Hi Rhonda! Sorry, I'm no good at naming, but the Citrus look lovely! Also adored the moose! WOW!

After the green, Blogtrotter entered the old town... ;)
Enjoy and have a great weekend! I’m going to be busy at the Music Fest (Bach’s legacy… ;))

Gina said...

Gorgeous painting Rhonda..love the warmth in it too and subtle reflections on the counter..love all the names! Gx

p.s I've finally posted the recipe for the Easter buns, sorry it took so long! Here's a link: