Thursday, March 15, 2012
When I was painting at the California Citrus State Park, the Gless Ranch orange stand stood across the street selling 25 lb bags of freshly picked oranges. The day we were painting was warm and we were all getting a bit tired and thirsty. My husband surprised me with lunch and brought everyone oranges. We peeled the oranges and were surprised to see their flesh was pink, like a ruby grapefruit but not as red as a blood orange. They were just beautiful! With 25lbs of oranges we ate oranges for over a week everyday. I loved the look of them so much I took them to a window to photograph them to paint. Here is my newest progression painting called "Cara Cara" http://www.wisegeek.com/what-are-cara-cara-oranges.htm" the name of this amazingly beautifuland delicious orange.