Diane Mannion, Kumquat and Vicks, #27, 3.5x2.5" oil on linen/mounted
That certain moment when the sun hits at just the right angle... I'm most interested in capturing that dramatic play of light, shadows, and reflections that happens in a few seconds. For me, a push and pull between values and colors. Should I darken the value but lose the color? Or let it fall somewhere in between a tonalist or impressionist interpretation? Sometimes, we have to forget the rules and simply paint. I'm happy with this one!