Tuesday, August 10, 2010


I painted this as a challenge piece for Artistic Sentiments.  I love the concept of this site - an image is presented then artists are invited to create and share art inspired by that image. It's so interesting to see the diversity in style. The image used for inspiration for this challenge was a painting by Van Gogh called "Still Life with Pitcher and Lemons."

I know that mine is a lot more realistic (less loose and artsy) than his, but it's more me. The goblet and saucer are from my cupboard, and the paisley silk scarf in the background is one I often wear as a wrap.

Visit Sweet Summer Lemonade, an Etsy treasury (collection of art pieces and vintage items) celebrating all things yellow.  Or click on It's Gonna Be a Hot One to sample a look at all things hot and how to avoid the heat!



  1. Helen, I love your interpretation. As soon as I saw the thumbnail I fell in love with that red! And I love the floating lemon slices in your drink. Great piece!

  2. I love this work. Your color choices create excitement and it has a tropical flair.