I’ve been researching aspects of the working methods of Cézanne and Renoir recently, in preparation for two of my art workshops. A plastic punnet of leafy clementines caught my eye in the kitchen yesterday (planted there for this reason by my wife as it turns out) and I thought it a good subject with which to test out my research practically. This painting is the result.
I worked in Daler-Rowney Georgian oil paints on a 9″ x 12″ Crawford and Black canvas. From start to finish it took something like three hours to complete. The painting doesn’t remotely resemble the work of either Cézanne or Renoir but their influence was definitely felt during its production.