Sunday, March 15, 2015

When oranges came in...

 Single - SOLD
5" x 7" oil on panel

 “When oranges came in, a curious proceeding was gone through. Miss Jenkyns did not like to cut the fruit, for, as she observed, the juice all ran out nobody knew where, sucking [only I think she used some more recondite word] was in fact the only way of enjoying oranges; but then there was the unpleasant association with a ceremony frequently gone through by little babies; and so, after dessert, in orange season, Miss Jenkyns and Miss Matty used to rise up, possess themselves each of an orange in silence, and withdraw to the privacy of their own rooms to indulge in sucking oranges.”
― Elizabeth Gaskell, Cranford 

Globe - SOLD
7" x 9"   Oil on panel

I just like the colour orange.  I can't help it.

In the winter, when light is low and snow continues to make a presence, oranges make me think of sun and warmth and light.  So I keep painting them.  And people keep wanting them.   The painting at the top of this post, Single, is the newest offering.

Peeled  - SOLD
6" x 6"   Oil on panel