Sunday, June 18, 2006

Leathery Tangerine

5 x 7 inches, oil on board.
This one's past its prime. The top's flattening out and tough as shoe leather. It's on its way to becoming a baseball. Anyway, it still has good color and a mostly round shape. I can't think of a better image to express all that is...Father's Day.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't share your interest in rotting fruit--and my natural inclination is to throw out anything that looks like it's past it's prime. Now that you have posted this painting, however, maybe I will see decaying food in a new light. Of course,I always found bones to be beautiful.


6:03 PM, June 20, 2006  
Blogger mark anderson said...

I had to hide this withering tangerine from Kay more than once when I saw on her furrowed brow the impulse to throw away my aging fruit. Why should we look at things only when they're in their prime?

9:05 PM, June 21, 2006  

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