Three lemons

I was leafing through a very old Architectural Digest today and I came upon a reproduction of a plant lithograph by Ellsworth Kelly. Although Kelly is best known for his hard-edge, often geometric abstract paintings, these lithos are simple contour lines — keenly observed and expertly drawn. It made me realize that sometimes I try too hard to find the right scene to draw or paint. Sometimes all it takes is a simple line (and in my case a bit of colour).

Threelemons


6 Comments on “Three lemons”

  1. Jane Hannah says:

    Hi Shari,

    indeed so true about trying to find the “perfect” subject… when things can be so simple and nice. Well done!

  2. Alison says:

    I agree. And lemons do offer such a great quirky line. I love this drawing.

  3. Lee Kline says:

    Lemons: also they are good models because they sit still for hours and we do not have to pay them. (I could say that after the drawing is finished, we could have our way with them!)


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