An Orange, 5 inches by 7 inches, December 2012
Sold! Private collection, Henrico, Virginia
Just to celebrate the juicy goodness of these fresh and healthy delights, I decided to create two paintings together, and post them on the same day. The whole orange is a challenging subject, as the glossy and richly colored skin challenges my abilities to capture shading and reflection while preserving the intensity of the color.
Two Pieces of an Orange, 5 inches by 7 inches, December 2012
Sold! Private collection, Alexandria, Virginia
The two pieces of an orange was a fun little study, with all of the telling details of the artifacts of the rind and vein-like webs of fiber that create patterns across the skin. I made sure to maintain a similar scale from one piece to the next, just so they work as a stunning little pair of paintings, of a whole fruit, and of a fruit in pieces.