It is amazing to me how intimidating one little orange can be. At least, that is how I felt last night at my painting class. We were asked to bring in a fruit to do a still life. Most people brought whole bowls full of fruit. One lady brought a stunning stiletto with a bow on the back of the heel and a golden interior. I drooled more over that gorgeous shoe than I did any of the fruits.
So there I sat with my little canvas that I had primed in blue, staring at my orange, and wondering how I was going to pull this off. An orange seems simple enough until you really look it over with all its little dimples, bumps and nuances of color.
Fortunately, my instructor checked in on me every now and again, giving me much needed instruction. By the end, I was quite pleased with the result. I hope you like it too.