Sunday, November 28, 2010

Tangerine 1

























This tangerine tree is two blocks from my house . . . I asked the 
owner at a neighborhood Halloween party if I could clip a few. It's 
almost a month later and I finally got to it . . . story of my life lately. 
There's all the daily maintenance and then there are disasters. I 
awoke 2 days before Thanksgiving to find a flood in my kitchen. 
My beloved refrigerator had died in the night. If I took care of everything 
that needs attention, I would never paint. So I wave to the dust bunnies 
and mounds of cat hair and shrug at the dishes in the sink. 

8 comments:

Linda Popple said...

I love the leaves and the beautiful oranges. Really nice work!

Your priorities are in the right place ..... PAINTING!

Lorraine Shirkus said...

Thanks Linda! After initially believing I would be a painter as a kid and going through all of life's lessons and ultimately thinking it was an indulgence, I've come around to just what you said---it's a priority! wow.

Carol Schiff Studio said...

I love the feel of this painting. It is so much more interesting to see fruit on a branch with leaves than just naked, ala supermarket. I spent the summer photographing fruit on the vine or branch. Great job on the orange, love the brushwork and all the color you put in it.

Virginia Floyd said...

Wonderful, wonderful, Lorraine! I love the warmth of the colors, the values in the fruit and the leaves, the composition...just everything about it!

I understand about life getting in the way of painting. I can't bear to leave things undone, but if I don't I'd never get to paint. It is a struggle finding a balance.

Eman shaker said...

so great....nice one

bricarwaller said...

Lorraine, that is absolutely gorgeous! The composition is beautiful. The colors are really what makes this so gorgeous. Such beautiful shades of orange and that golden/olive color really sets it off.

suzannepaints said...

Love, love, love it! What lively and beautiful leaves...

kaitlin said...

Can I have tangerine 1 and tangerine 2 for christmas? i love, i love, i love! Even though all the colors follow the same palette, they each look so dimensional and pop to make you believe they come from completely different parts of the spectrum. The blending looks effortless. xo