Friday, December 18, 2009

Tangerine Tease

Tangerine Tease is just that... one little tangerine segment... who can eat just one?
This sweet treat is resting on a gorgeous silk striped scarf that a friend gave me for my birthday. (She subscribes to my blog and noted that I am into using striped fabric in some of my paintings).  I made sure that this tangerine piece was perfectly dry before I placed it on the silk...

Now for some tangerine trivia.  Did you know that tangerines are named after the port city of Tangiers, Morocco, in North Africa? Word has it that this port is where the first Mandarin oranges were shipped from to Europe in 1841.  Mandarin oranges are native to southeast Asia and were cultivated for over 3,000 years in China and Japan before being introduced to Europe in the beginning of the nineteenth century.   The season for tangerines is November through January, which is probably why we connect them to the holiday season.
Enjoy a segment or two...

SOLD
10x8, oil on canvas (needs some drying time)

3 comments:

Gwen Bell said...

I love everything about this painting! The oranges are stunning and so beautiful next to the stripe. You've caught the sheen of the silk beautifully and the pulp of the tangerine slice looks delicious. Great job!

Jenna said...

This is wonderful Kim! I really like this one! Great job and keep up the great work! Thanks for the sweet comments! - Jenna

k. Madison Moore Contemporary Fine Artist said...

I love the abstract qualities of this piece. Very nice.