Fragment: Lemon in Shadow

Painting a day: Lemon in Shadow
"Fragment: Lemon in Shadow"
Oil on panel, 2.5 x 2.5 inches
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Now this is a study for a painting I cannot wait to do. What drew me in is obviously that big wonderful cast shadow cutting across the lemon. It's thrown by a knife balanced on the stoneware vase, but of course the cropping removes that information.

Seeing what a terrific effect that shadow made, I started thinking of all sorts of devices for introducing unusual cast shadows in top-lit still lifes.

All in good time...

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