Saturday, February 12, 2011

Darling Clementine

It's that time of year when the Clementines arrive from Spain. These have to be the most delicious little oranges--sweet, seedless, juicy, and easy to peel. I began this sketch by laying in lines to follow the form but that didn't work at all so I went with a broad sweeping sideways pencil and a bit of pickup with my putty eraser. The Stonehenge paper seems to work in helping to bring on the orange's textured surface.


  1. A little taste of sunshine-I have been making marmalade with Seville oranges from Spain today.
    The paper has really brought out the sense of the indentations in the clementine's peel,but my favourite section is the stalk top. Lovely.

  2. Thanks! It feels so good to get in even a little bit of drawing each day--less pressure with a mall piece too.