This 22 x 36 piece is done on archival 300lb. paper in acrylic with watercolor applied paper on top in acid-free glue.
Lemon can either stand by itself or be paired with Lime. In both pieces, I was trying to use the drips to distinguish one from the other. In Lemon, I have the drips going downward with the fruit towards the bottom of the paper. I also accented some of the leaves with darker paper to emphasize the focal point of the fruit. As for the subject matter, I am attracted to the these trees because they don't have to be large to produce fruit. I also think they are beautiful and have gained recent popularity in the interior design world as accents. I wanted to create a pair of pieces that explored the relationship between the background and the foreground and these two fruits seemed like the perfect subject matter.
This is one of my larger works, so I would recommend framing it a white mat and hanging it in a place that needs a larger piece. Ex: over a fireplace, over a sofa, over a buffet. If you have the room, I think that it looks beautiful with Lime along side it.