Saturday, November 22, 2008

"Green Oranges" 11x14 (Click here to bid on eBay)



We live in a community called Seville, here in the Southtern Phoenix Valley, that was built on a former orange grove. The orange trees were spared wherever possible when they built the houses and golf course and my guess is that they still have one third of all the original trees still standing. Free oranges for everyone and they are just now getting yellow with another month before they become their true orange. Click on the image for larger view.

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8 Comments:

Blogger Carol H. said...

Very nice! especially like how you handled the rim of the bowl with the light striking it.

1:34 PM  
Blogger Stephen Magsig said...

Beautiful painting Mick, keep them coming.

2:29 PM  
Blogger Alvin Richard said...

Great composition, the combination of colors really makes it a winner!

8:00 PM  
Blogger Mona said...

The light is so convincing on this one I got fooled and thought it was a photograph. It's amazing how it loosens up in the larger view.

8:05 PM  
Blogger Cara Dawn Romero said...

This is a fantastic painting - the peel on the oranges, the glazing on the bowl - WOW. This is nothing I love more than the scent of an orange tree in blossom. Reminds me of summers spent in California with my grandmother.

1:55 PM  
Blogger Helen Read said...

I love this one too! You've really captured the light!

3:50 AM  
Blogger Austin Maloney said...

Absolutely Superb.

2:56 PM  
Blogger Carolyn Finnell said...

Your work on the textures is exceptional - the bumpy oranges, the smooth bowl, the grain of the rough, old wood. It's a highly detailed painting without the detail taking over and dominating the light and color.

3:06 PM  

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