Friday, January 30, 2015

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Study: Unintended Two

3 3/4" x 3 1/2",  oil on linen mounted on panel

This was a quick study of originally three tangerines. The third was on the right with its peel detached and curling down.  I was barely into the painting when the peel began to distort--- a lot.  I thought I could remember how it was but with just a few wrong brush strokes it looked too weird. I tried to fix it but it began to lose the sketchy and thinly painted quality I was aiming for---now the right was over worked in comparison to the left.  Darn it. I liked the composition and I liked so much of the linen exposed which I couldn't then fix.  I put it aside and was about to toss it when I thought, what it I just cut it off. And there you have, my unintended tiny painting of two tangerines.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Opened Tangerine


4 1/8" x 4", oil on linen mounted on panel

I've painted a lot of tangerines, but I thought this one really had appeal.  Thanks for coming, I'll be here all week.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Tangerine Seeds

4" x 4 1/2", oil on linen mounted on panel

These sweet, small tangerines have an average of thirty seeds each. I ended up juicing most of them, but we did eat lots as well.  I only have a handful left and they're looking a bit tired. Maybe one or two paintings more…. I know---you can buy them at the store, but not like these, these are special: handpicked, lumpy, bright leaves, long stems, full of seeds, super tasty.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Study of a Single Tangerine

Playing with some clear primed linen...

5"x 4 1/2", oil on linen mounted on panel

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Study of Three Tangerines

3 3/4" x 6 1/2", oil on linen mounted on panel

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Lone Tangerine

5"x 3 1/2", oil on linen mounted on panel

I tried again with the black and blue background and painting at night with one light source. Usually I have my still life set up within arm distance from me but his time I placed it about eight feet away.  I liked it this way, I'm going to explore this more though, I'm sad that my tangerines are on their way out---I only have a few remaining with their leaves intact.