Saturday, December 03, 2011
Clementine in progress
I always associate clementines with Christmas, as they are seasonally available. I don't recall them from my childhood though. We had big navel oranges at Christmas then and kumquats sometimes, but I don't remember these little clementines.
The appeal of easy opening and sweet tasting flesh makes them irresistible, and like potato chips, its hard to have just one.
I set up a partially peeled clementine and started this oil painting on an 8 x 8 canvas panel. Light through the flesh almost glows and I'm getting there with that. Now the peel to form and texture is the next challenge.