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Monday, November 10, 2008

It's A Persimmon, 5x7 Oil

I love them ... to eat... to paint... to simply look at.  Funny, because orange is not a color that would come up on my 'short list' of favorites.  But I loved the bouncing reflections from the saucer on to the Persimmon, and the highs and lows in the shadows.  The ground on this board is very very absorbent - I think it's gessoboard - so some of the looseness that would/could come from sliding brushstrokes full of paint together didn't happen, but it's OK, I like it anyway.

On my Studio Blog I'm posting some photos from my Artist In Residence day at the Furnace Brook Middle School in Marshfield, MA.  The kids were amazing, and I did two little panels, explaining about A Painting A Day, and they did one (taking turns, of course) and I did one, and I'll post mine there, too - I can't believe I forgot to take a photo of the one the kids did - it was  great!


  1. What the heck are persimmons anyway?
    Other than studio props, that is ;)

  2. Hi Kelley,

    Not sure whether you'll get my follow up post, but I did add a comment on the Quinacridone Gold and Permalba on the 'color chart' post.

    Love your paintings and this persimmon looks especially yummy. I look at them in the store every year around this time and I Never eaten one-- what do you do it? Can they be eaten raw?

    Thanks for your nice message. Happy painting!


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