Saturday, July 20, 2013

Spiced Oranges's been so long since I've posted anything I've almost forgotten how to go about it.  I have been painting...honestly...just nothing that I really enjoyed enough to post.  This spring has been spent mostly in my new sun garden (which is burning up now in the Texas sun) and watering gardens for two friends who have had hip surgery and broken bones...maybe they don't need to claim our friendship because seems that I have another friend having hip replacement surgery next week...hummmm.

This little painting was a fun paint...bright happy colors, and reds...8x10 on Arches 140.  I just have to have reds somewhere to enjoy painting.  I had found the jar of spiced oranges in a magazine long ago and tore it out...I added the cherries into the mix, blueberries, and the plaid cloth for interest.  There was no background that I felt I wanted to tackle, so I took the easy way out and just painted it solid...but it was good to get back to painting.


  1. Mollie, it's so nice to see you post! This jar and the fruit are beautifully always!
    Have a great summer and stay out of the heat.

  2. Thanks, Christiane...I'm working on another Ball jar right now and I needed to do this one as a warmup. Have been watching your blog...just out of sight this summer, but, I'm back now...the flowerbeds have burned up and I've turned into a fair weather gardener. Good to see you. Good luck with your shows.