Be Still Homework – Citrus


I know, I know, two homework assignments posted in a week! Well, I’m a bit behind due to the terrible flu. I am getting better though. The last three┬ádays I’ve actually been able to breathe!

Last week’s assignment was Citrus, varying heights and all to tell a bit of a story. Though I had all kinds of ideas for citrus, make a tart, or make lemonade, I decided to draw on my recent illness for inspiration. You know what its like when your sick nothing tastes good. It was the same for me, except grapefruit. Something about the tart citrus that can excite the taste buds even while sick. The picture above was taken in the breakfast room, which was flooded with the most beautiful light yesterday.


I do have a wonderful studio space and could have taken these photos out there, but this room looked so lovely I didn’t want to leave it.


And then I decided, I don’t need to leave! So, I brought my gnarly crackle surface board in and got to work. Afterward I ate the grapefruit!

Thanks so much for having in here with me. Means a lot. Hope you are having a grand day.


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11 Responses to Be Still Homework – Citrus

  1. I am so sorry you have been this sick, I think things like this come years apart so that is good. I also believe we really begin to see how important our health is when we are sick as sometimes we forget the wonderful normal feeling. I know I do I go along and just don’t appreciate the Normal. A check for me to appreciate the little things like beautiful light when we see it and not pass it by because we are in a routine of doing it somewhere else. You have some PRETTY light there, nice and soft lighting at it’s best. Have a beautiful day, we are getting that lovely soft rain I love.

  2. rebecca says:

    Nice job, I like that first composition a lot.

  3. Beverly says:

    Very happy to hear you are feeling so much better….the citrus simply looks like it would be just he best! It is beautiful! We love pink grapefruit a lot. Love how you captured the soft beautiful light in your breakfast the bit of clock in the top one, the heart shaped cutting board, and your napkin, with the dotted spoon!! You have such colorful and “fun” accessories. Cheers, Carol!!

  4. Kelly says:

    I’m sorry too that you’ve been sick. Happy you are on the mend tho. And I can’t stop thinking about your beadboard as a back drop. I live it…love the light in your breakfast room too. Beautiful images Carol. Continue good healing my friend.

  5. that light is fantastic! we have indeed been blessed with some sunny days this week…and you being creative even when under the weather…refreshing photos…

  6. seabluelee says:

    Carol, I’m so glad you’re feeling better. These photos are gorgeous, every one of them. The light is irresistible. And that lovely tea towel looks like it was made to go with those beautiful pink grapefruit. The colors just sing!

  7. Nancy says:

    Glad you are feeling better. The set up on these shots is perfect from the heart cutting board to the polka dot fork to the beautiful tea towel not to mention that delicious grapefruit…I’d love to see your studio. Would you be interesting in sharing it with us?

  8. Dotti says:

    The color in your photos is wonderful! That light must have been perfect. It’s always fun to change the location of your ‘studio’. In my case, this time of year, I have a set up in front of my dining room window. When the weather gets warmer, I’ll migrate to the back porch. I just hate to run the heater out there in the winter. So glad you’re feeling better!

  9. Mary Datum says:

    Hi Carol,
    I happened upon your blog when Googled my name and oil paintings. I was very surprised and flattered that you choose one of my paintings (Pumpkins) for your inspiration for your still life. BTW, I really like it and love the silver leaves and urn that you added. Great job.

    Mary Datum

  10. Gail O says:

    Gotta love that polka-dot fork! Great photo shoot here…good idea to use that beautiful light. I’m happy that you are well on the mend~

  11. Aina says:

    such a beautiful, colorful presentation

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