Friday, 22 February 2013


Painted in response to a challenge on A Nos Pinceaux, to paint a still life of one or many oranges. Artist and Blogger Evhe usually provides a photo to paint from, but this month we are free to compose our own Orange painting. I chose to paint a Navel Orange in it's natural environment.

Original OOAK ACEO
3.5" x 2.5" 

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This painting is SOLD but I'm happy to take a commission for a similar work. Contact me to inquire about prints and Art cards.

The word "Orange" comes from "naranga" which is an ancient Sanskrit word. The colour is often used to attract attention to an area in painting. The colour is used by buddhist preists to represent spirt and in North America, first nations use it to represent kinship.

Bright orange and in particular, Cadmium Orange, is one of the most powerful colours in the paint box and should be used with care. While intense orange can be confronting, gentler tones of peach, coral and tangerine add a touch of warmth and comfort to any painting. In portraits the moderate use of warm orange flesh tones can be very pleasing to the eye.

If you like orange and would like to include it in your decor visit Houzz and view Julia Pockett's "Take a Slice From Psychology to Use Orange Better".

Cat # 13053 "Orange" Posted as # 6 on Leslie Saeta's Feb 23 Blog