Challenges with Oranges

To keep myself from going stir-crazy during this self-containment virus event, I’ve been taking on all manner of onerous tasks, including sanding/staining/re-varnishing furniture, finishing sewing tasks that have been languishing in a heap for at least 6 months or more, trying new recipes and so on. Being advised to “just stay home” last week, I’ve turned to painting a series of peeled oranges.

Out of boredom I pried one into sections. Oh boy — you painters, if you want a good challenge, try painting a separated orange as the sun races across the sky! You’ll never realize how fast the sun moves until you try painting sunlight/shadow patterns,

I ended the day by returning to the apple orchard and climbing back up the ladder, continuing the pruning task. My dear cat, Picasso, hung close by the whole time, supervising. If I fell off the ladder, surely he’d call 911.

Peeled Oranges No. 6 & 7 — oil on canvas 10 x 10″ by Margie Guyot

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