Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Two Navels

I was given a huge box of navel oranges fresh from the grove in California, so when I began to look for subject matter there they were right in front of me.

This painting is on black Pastelmat, a current favorite of mine. I really enjoy using this paper. The gouache builds up in slow layers but retains a nice texture throughout.

I'm starting to picture a wall full of these little paintings framed in simple moldings, hanging in the kitchen.  What do you think?


  1. I think this one is just gorgeous.

  2. You can almost smell the skin of a fresh picked orange!

  3. Wow--I almost missed these comments entirely! I guess I'm not on top of things. Forgive me.

    Michael, many thanks.

    Marmsk, Thank you. I love the scent of fresh oranges. :)


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