|Satsuma Mandarin and Grapes - 8x8 inches - oil on canvas|
On a recent visit, I spotted a bin of Satsuma Mandarins, a fruit I had never seen. Most of the fruits had a stem with some leaves attached. I probably spent 15 minutes digging through the bin to find a pleasing subject to paint. Some had a giant cluster of leaves. Some had leaves that were bent. Some fruits didn't have a stem at all. Finally, I found one that I liked.
I never did eat the Satsuma Mandarin so I can't report on what it tastes like. It sat in my studio a bit too long and spent too much time under a hot light surrounded by oil paints. Hmmm. Not too appealing for an afternoon snack.
"Satsuma Mandarin and Grapes" is an 8x8 oil on canvas painting with a wood floating frame (see photo below). This painting is available at Artists Corner and Gallery in West Acton, MA, or, you can buy it directly from me by clicking the Buy Now button below.