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Lumpy Lemons

Lumpy Lemons in color, Procreate on ipad
Lumpy Lemons in color, Procreate on ipad

Which do you like better, the colored version above or the one in blue “pencil” below? These are lumpy lemons from the interior of my lemon tree where they’ve been growing unnoticed to nearly the size of oranges, plus other random stuff on the table as I found it.

Below is the original “pencil” sketch in blue. I accidentally drew this with Procreate’s hard airbrush instead of my usual favorite sketching pencil, the Brush Up Ultimate Pencil (didn’t check what brush it was set on until it was too late).

Lumpy Lemons drawn with "hard airbrush" in Procreate on iPad
Lumpy Lemons drawn with “hard airbrush” in Procreate on iPad
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Art Digital art Procreate on iPad

Sunny Morning Table with Fruit and Flowers

Lemons, Hydrangeas and a Bottle Cap, more random table stuff. Procreate on the iPad.

A sunny morning, two bowls of lemons and a vase of hydrangeas. What could be better than sunshine and happy summer colors. The series of digital still life paintings I’ve been posting were done last summer while my kitchen was being remodeled and I was using my studio as my living space so it was easier to paint digitally than on canvas.

It also meant that during the remodeling months from June to October my life was so crazy I didn’t really have time or mental bandwidth to post to my blog, hence finally playing catch-up now.

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Sketching Before Breakfast #7

Lemons and Lemon Pepper, Procreate on iPad.
Lemons and Lemon Pepper, Procreate on iPad.

More random goodies on the table and off (Fiona kitty!).

Fiona snoozing on her cat tree at the window. Procreate on iPad.
Fiona snoozing on her cat tree at the window. Procreate on iPad.

On the drawing table, water bottle, coffee and pencil sharpener. iPad and Procreate.
On the drawing table, water bottle, coffee and pencil sharpener. iPad and Procreate.

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Art Digital art Drawing Food sketch Procreate on iPad Still Life

Sketching Before Breakfast #6

Bananas in a Colander with Lemons and Journal, Procreate and iPad.
Bananas in a Colander with Lemons and Journal, Procreate and iPad.

Continuing the series of morning sketches, mostly done of random stuff on the breakfast table.

Pasture Eggs of different colors, Procreate on iPad
Pastured Eggs of different colors, Procreate on iPad

 

 

Digital pencil sketch of journal and lemons in a bowl, iPad and procreate
Digital pencil sketch of journal and lemons in a bowl, iPad and procreate

 

Color layer added to Digital pencil sketch of journal and lemons in a bowl, iPad and procreate
Color layer added to Digital pencil sketch of journal and lemons in a bowl, iPad and procreate

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Hanging Lemons: Two paintings and a Candy Jar

Lemon, Candy Dish and a Cosmetic Swab, oil painting on unstretched canvas, 16x12”
Lemon, Candy Dish and a Cosmetic Swab, oil painting on unstretched canvas, 16×12”

I had so much fun painting this hanging lemon and grandma’s candy dish and the previous hanging lemon oil study below. Also scroll down for the fun Procreate color studies and sketches and WIP photos.  I know the candy dish is wonky but I decided I like the wavy distortions.  I’m not sure which I prefer more, the iPad color study or this painting (which is available at my DPW gallery here.)

I’d love to know which you prefer: iPad painting or oil painting? And here is the little hanging lemon painting I did earlier:

Hanging Lemons, oil on Gessobord panel, 7x5"
Hanging Lemons, oil on Gessobord panel, 7×5″

This little painting came first; a fun experiment in composition and hanging things from the wall to paint. The painting is available at my DPW gallery here.

Original color study sketch in Procreate on the iPad. Print is available upon request.
Original color study sketch in Procreate on the iPad. Print is available upon request.

In some ways I prefer this chunky quick study more than the oil painting. I am working towards finding a way to apply what I’ve been doing on the iPad to my oil paintings. Next up on the blog are a series of more of these iPad sketches.