daily painting titled Wrapped and unwrapped clementines

Wrapped and unwrapped clementines

19cm x 13cm, oil on panel (approx 8"x5") Painting status: SOLD
Daily painting for Monday 24 October, 2011
Posted in Still life paintings


When I open these up, they are like gifts as are your recent paintings on fruit, especially oranges.

That slight translucency in the wrapper is mesmerizing - can't stop staring at that one on the left! This might be my new favorite...

Marvelous! I can hear the paper crinkling.
What a great combination of colors!

Hmmm, maybe the little clementine is also anticipating Christmas or maybe playing peek-a-boo?
Its wrapping is quite beautiful in any event.

Absolutely LOVE the blue wrapping. A wonderful, creative, variation on a theme. The composition and colors are superb.

I find here a subtle link between Fragonard and you,regarding the supreme ease of the brushstrokes.Two high-spirited painters!
(I was thinking about these two paintings of Fragonard:
"A young girl reading" (1776)
"Inspiration" (1769))

How lovely it sounds where you live!!!! I have always loved France! Am enjoying your style of art - love the Chiaroscuro effect! Regards Sarah Orchard