|Satsuma Mandarin and Grapes - 8x8 inches - oil on canvas - SOLD|
On a recent visit, I spotted a bin of Satsuma Mandarins, a fruit I had never seen. Most of the fruits had a stem with some leaves attached. I probably spent 15 minutes digging through the bin to find a pleasing subject to paint. Some had a giant cluster of leaves. Some had leaves that were bent. Some fruits didn't have a stem at all. Finally, I found one that I liked.
I never did eat the Satsuma Mandarin so I can't report on what it tastes like. It sat in my studio a bit too long and spent too much time under a hot light surrounded by oil paints. Hmmm. Not too appealing for an afternoon snack.
"Satsuma Mandarin and Grapes" is an 8x8 oil on canvas painting with a wood floating frame (see photo below).