14 February 2008

three oranges

Watercolor on Arches R 300 gsm, 7" x 9".

i went shopping and small crates of what looked like tangerines where stacked by the cash registers where i could impulsively snatch one.

the crate label had the name CUTIES and the stickers on the fruit said, "i ♥ cuties". "love of three oranges" is a fantasy opera favorite of mine by prokofiev.

background is iron blue, left to backrun, and dioxazine violet as an unbroken tint; oranges are cadmium scarlet with nickel azo yellow and quinacridone gold. i may shadow sculpt the oranges with tints of phthalo green.

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