Red Pitcher with Lemons

Thursday, December 4, 2008 at 10:39 AM

Red Pitcher, originally uploaded by martasart.

Okay, it's finally finished. The suggestions Dianne gave me about the green jar helped as did the ones from my professor regarding how to paint shiny bright objects. She said not to try to paint the shine but to look closely for the shapes and values, where hard and soft edges fall and to remember shiny objects tend to have more hard edges.


  1. Sandy Says:

    Gorgeous and what SHINE!! Hope today is a good day and one of many to come and -ain't it the truth " remember shiny objects tend to have more hard edges" a fact of the heart.

  2. I'm thinking that in spite of everything (vision challenges, multiple losses, etc.) you are really good and amazing... not just as an artist, but as a human being. I am in awe of your persistence.
    (The verification word = thelect)!

  3. Marta, this is incredible! The reflections look perfect, and your lemons pop right off the page.
    I can't believe how quickly you've caught on to oil painting. Almost makes me want to try...

  4. Anita Davies Says:

    It's fabulous Marta...Love the red of that jug!

  5. Anonymous Says:

    This is amazing! The picture just jumps right off the canvas! I'd love to find a class likes yours. It's great to have a teacher on hand who is actually teaching something tangible. There's a wonderful glow in this painting. You really have a great talent for oils and seem to be making really fast progress with them!

  6. (PS: Glad my cardinal/bishop et al made you laugh. Do you "do" Illustration Friday?)

  7. Sharon Says:

    That red is rich and beautiful, Marta. And I love the lemons. It makes me want to try oil paints again. (Thanks for stopping by, I had forgotten they were called "underroos'! And the scary recipe - priceless!!)

  8. df Says:

    yes the pitcher is wonderful. The yellow inside, and reflected off the lemon is really nice.
    Sorry that you have been feeling blue.

  9. Alison Says:

    A wonderful job, you've done here, Marta - oils do seem to suit you. I hope next year will be better for you.

  10. Sandy Says:

    This is so beautiful. I enjoyed catching up here and very nice video.

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