Monday, January 28, 2008

"Tangerine"

Oil on 1/4" Board. Approx 6"x6" SOLD.

Here is one of the fruits I bought at the 'market'. My jaw dropped when I saw all the leaves still attached to the tangerines. They add such character.

10 comments:

D.M. Le Bris said...

Another beautiful painting!

Danielle

Barbie Bud said...

Love this! Love the brush strokes in the tangerine and lucky you finding such an interesting one with the leaves attached. Barb

Kim said...

your work is inspirational Michael !!!
I feel very privileged to have viewed an insight into your daily work ...
your graphite portraits and still life paintings are a credit to you ...
congratulations to you and your wife on your baby news....
regards Kim

Lorrie Drennan said...

Wow.
I have a file of paintings that I keep to inspire me when I feel like I am painting with my feet. It is called my "wow" file because it has paintings there that have elicited that response when I first opened up the page.
This one is in there for sure!
I love the way the leaves seem to "hug" the fruit. Truly this seems like a mother with her arms supporting her little one coaxing him to take his first step.
Or maybe I just have too much time on my hands.
Either way I love it!

Pablo Villicana Lara said...

Hi Mike, I love your paintings AND your drawings! They are really inspirational to me.
"Tangerine" is classic and beautiful! I love everything about it!
I'll be visiting often!
Pablo
(what a wonderful and exciting time for you and your wife! congratulations!)

Michel McNinch said...

Hey Michael - Nice one. Such rich color. And the reflection of that leaf! Wow.

Nicely done.

Helen Read said...

I agree that the leaves give character! But I also love your choice of colors - and the tangerine looks like it is emanating light from within! Very nice!!

NJN said...

Michael. A beautiful painting. Brilliant colours, and superb painting of the leaves. Well done for finding such a "leafy orange", I found one similar which I intended to paint, but by the time I had got it back to the house - out of the carton - into the car - out of the car - into the studio - dropped it twice, there was only one leaf left on it which promplty dropped off as soon as I set it down to paint! I ended up painting it without the leaves and am still looking for the perfect "leafy" orange to paint! Thanks. Neil.

www.Neil-Nelson.blogspot.com

Austin Maloney said...

Wow Michael you do such great work. It's hard to believe that graphite portraits are your specialty.

Bravo

WR Jones said...

I really like the leaves on this piece.