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In the design of this painting we link the lemons as if they are on a vine, and then we draw some round plate or saucers shapes underneath them. Abstracting it somewhat.
I have chosen a background which includes blues and mauve, purple. (Made with blue and pink). Blues recede due to their cool temperature, and the lemons come forward due to their warm colour. Making a good drawing in this exercise, is important.
We always prepare our colours before starting the painting. We then pre-wet each lemon and paint them one at a time. We concentrate on keeping an area of light, it’s important in watercolour to have some areas very light transparent paint, or white.