For this second drawing, I took the same subject as number one, but approached more freely. It’s the same lemon, and it was sitting in the corner of the room where I’d put it after I’d finished drawing it before, just to the side of the window and largely in shadow. It looked nice where it was, so I didn’t bother setting up any controlled light and drew it where it sat.
I’m beginning to wonder if getting the tonal relationships right in a painting is more important even that the colour in creating a convincing feeling of form, and of the light falling on it. I think that this series is going to make me reassess my approach to painting.
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