Lemon Tree and Tea
Acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas
29.5 x 29.5" - depth 1.5"
unframed - sides finished
Part of a new series of Beauty in the Ordinary - Still Life
Lemon Tree and Tea is playful piece with a variety of shapes, textures and colors to keep the eyes moving around the canvas and enjoying small vignettes within. I'm not afraid to challenge myself with an array of objects the could appear random at first but somehow weave together through placement, shapes, color and shadows to create an overall harmonious balance.
Allowing everyday kitchenware to transform from function to beauty is the job of an artist. To take the time to observe and look at each piece as character on stage. The catalyst for this painting was the colorful ceramic pot I found at consignment shop in town. Functionally, It was perfect for the lemon tree plant I purchased for my son but the blues, yellows, greens an burnt orange colors were the spark that ignited this piece.