Lemons

It is rather chilly weather here, but painting these lemons made me think of warm, bright sunshiny weather.

Lemons 1

Lemons 1

As a matter of fact, I painted two versions – one in my natural controlled style and the other in a splashy loose style.

Lemons 2

Lemons 2

Which one do you like best?

Ice Cold Lemonade, #DoodlewashDinner

Charlie at Doodlewash has declared this month’s adventure as #DoodlewashDinner, which sounds like a lot of great potluck fun.  Yesterday, National Lemonade Day, our local temperature hit 80 degrees, which made it a perfect day for an ice cold lemonade in a frosty glass.  Since I didn’t have any real lemons and wanted to spend the day playing with my paints, I decided to paint some instead.

Ice Cold Lemonade

Ice Cold Lemonade

Lemonade dates back to ancient Egypt and was surely quite refreshing in that heat, even if they didn’t have ice cubes.  Usually lemonade comes in the regular yellow variety or in pink, which is created by adding the juice of your favorite red fruit.  The best lemonade I ever had was infused with a slight hint of lavender, and I have also had it infused with rosemary – delicious!