Grapefruit and Lemon Halves

I love painting from the top view. I found that slicing up the fruits have very interesting textures. Especially grapefruits, oranges, lemons and avocados. Their symmetrical and circular shapes make interesting compositions.

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Grapefruit and Lemon Halves 2018, oil on canvas panel, 8 x 8 inches by Marlene Lee


Starting to paint for a major upcoming show in January 2019. So most of works that I’m painting now will not be up for sale until after the show.

Mango, oil on canvas panel, 6 x 6, 2018 by Marlene Lee


More attempts on using the palette knife. Actually the finishing touches with a palette knife but I began this painting with brushes.

Apple by Marlene Lee, 7×5 inches oil on canvas panel

Fruits, fruits and more fruits

After my commission with my hairdresser to do a couple of fruit paintings, I did more. This time with kiwi. I have to say that the kiwi are too dark for the light and translucent colors of the oranges and limes. I planned to do more without the kiwi.