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The Evolution of a Lime

I decided to make another painting a la Olive Progression and wanted to do something fun that wasn’t exactly the same repeated image. I chose to go with slices of citrus fruits – lime, lemon, and orange – for a colorful palette with a little more detail.

Step one - basecoat

Step 1- Base coat

Step 2 - Placement design. Cutouts of the slices to give me an idea of where to place each colored fruit.

Step 2 – Placement design. Cutouts of the slices help give me an idea of where to place each colored fruit.

Step 3 - Let the painting begin! Basecoat colors for the slices.

Step 3 – Let the painting begin! Base coat colors for the slices.

Step 4 - Starting in on the texture detail.

Step 4 – Starting in on the texture detail.

Step 5 - Adding more detail.

Step 5 – Adding more detail.

Step 6 - Looking more like a lime...

Step 6 – Looking more like a lime…

Step 7 - Finished lime!

Step 7 – Finished lime!

Step 7 - All done! Makes me want a cocktail!

All done! Makes me want a cocktail!

2 responses to “The Evolution of a Lime

  1. Carol ⋅

    Love the step by step directions – very contemporary.

  2. Joan Matero ⋅

    Sue, these are wonderful ! How do you like painting such large pieces?

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