Minneola, 3 x 5 inches, oil on panel. This painting is SOLD.
Back to fruit, which sit obediently still. Oranges are so beautiful. Their colors are ridiculously complex, with very little actual orange in them. On the color wheel, orange has a warm color on either side, so orange cannot be cooled, I suppose, only shifted in chroma (intensity). On my palette, the paints for this orange range from red-brown to dull chartreuse, to flesh, to beige, and one low chroma orange. Laid side by side, they convey orange, but out of context they don't even hint at it. There's a metaphor in there.