Saturday, April 30, 2016

"Red Begonia with  Lemon"  8 x 8, oil

(This piece is in a private collection in Tampa, Florida)

“Aspirin is so good for roses, brandy for sweet peas, and a
squeeze of lemon-juice for the fleshy flowers, like begonias.” 
Gerald Durrell, My Family and Other Animals
I  have been looking for a while at David Leffel's paintings, and have also read his book " Oil Painting Secrets from a Master".
I wanted to apply some of his teachings in "Red Begonia with Lemon". Now, I'm not sure how much of his teachings I was able to apply in this painting, but I am sure that I was able to capture something of the lighting and atmosphere that Leffel emphasizes in his book. 

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