How to Paint Limes – Fruit – Lemon

How to Paint Limes – Fruit – Lemon


Hello my friends and welcome
to another Tuesday of tutorial! I am Leonardo Pereznieto and today I´m very very happy because I was just informed that my new book is
now available in all the Barnes & Noble bookstores and all the Michael´s
stores across the U.S. And if you don´t live in the U.S.
you can order it in their websites or on Amazon. Today will paint a lime. I placed the palette to the right
of the canvas, so that you could see more or less what I´m doing. We begin with some oxide
of chromium green. Previously I had already give in
a tone to the canvas and this one dried. I sketch the lemons. One will be in profile,
and the other one cut in half. Then with a mixture of burnt
sienna, which is a reddish brown and a sepia which
is a dark brown, we begin painting the surface where
the lemons are standing. And we can change the tone
adding some ochre and other colors. The horizontal part will be
a little bit lighter, because it gets more light, while the vertical part that
is the lower part of the painting will be in shadow. And we also
place some shadows under the lemons. The background will be dark
with sepia and some touches of cold black. That´s a blueish black. We pick up again the oxide of chromium
which will be the main color for the limes. The curved line that I painted
is to indicate more or less where the shade will be. Good! For the areas of light I can modify
the green with some light yellow. As you can see I apply the paint
with short strokes. I don´t pick up paint and then extend it
on the canvas as if I were painting a wall. Rather I apply it in very short strokes,
picking up more paint often so as to apply it pretty thick. This to give
the texture of the lime. I would like to thank all
the people who downloaded the new Fine Art-Tips mobile App. In fact, this week which was
the first week since we launched it, if we add up Fine Art-Tips App and the spanish
version which is called “Arte Divierte” (art is fun), they were nearly 10,000
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I see that you did love it and that it is been helpful to you. So thank you! And if you don´t have it yet, you can
download it for Apple and Android devices from the Apple store
and Google play respectively. The lime on the inside is a little
bit more yellow and toward the center, it maybe a little bit darker. Very good! Using some flake white,
we can give some little reflections, so that it looks fresh and juicy. That´s even made my mouth water [laughs]. Good! I love painting, it is so relaxing and
fun! We do the shadow, of course
I´m doing all of this on one sitting and therefore the paint is still wet. This is good because when I apply it, I can then blend it with the one that is already there. This of course is because I am painting with oil. The acrylic paint on the other hand, dries
almost inmidiatly. I darken this area to make
more evident the change of plain. That looks better. We give it the last touches
… and it´s ready! If you enjoyed it, please give it
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on Tuesday 🙂 Subtitled by Grethel Trejo

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