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"The Lemon Seller"

Oil on panel

This subject happened to exist in the old part of Cairo. He glowed against the ancient wall behind him. Unlike the painting, his outfit was beige in colour, similar to his turban, but had it been painted so, the image would have looked bland. The colour blue was carefully chosen in order to compliment the lemons and the rest of the painting. It was an opportunity to introduce more colour to what would otherwise have been, a very tonal looking painting.


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