Illo Friday – Citrus

“Twin Oranges” – 6 x 8 – oil on canvas panel, mounted on hardboard – SOLD

These small oranges were spotted at the Old Mill in San Marino, home of the California Art Club.

I loved the way they were shining in the sun, so reminiscent, to me, of the California I remember from my childhood when the northern end of the San Fernando Valley was still filled with orange groves, not strip malls.

This is my entry for this week’s Illustration Friday theme – “Citrus”


  1. Creekhiker
    May 14, 2007

    Where did that great photoshop painting go… I was fascinated with that. I love the lake and the oranges. You must have a million shades of green for those leaves! Holly

  2. Casey
    May 15, 2007

    This painting made me think of those beautiful fruit and vegetable labels from the 40s and 50s that have become collector’s items today. Very pretty.

  3. wendy
    May 16, 2007

    Yes, it does remind me also of those illustrations of the 40s. A lovely painting. I saw some interesting fruit at the Footscray market recently but didn’t have time to really paint them apart from sketches. I must slow down and do some careful paintings!

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