6x6 oil on cradled panel $150
This did not have an auspicious beginning. I had a few clementines and I could not come up with a good composition. I added things, I took things away - they just did not want to be painted. I looked through my sketch book and I found a composition I liked - one of those sketches that never got painted. It was my favorite blue willow mug with an orange. The mug was in the dishwasher and it was running. The orange in the fridge. was way too big, the clementine was too small.
I gave it a rest and bought a new orange - just the right size and still things did not go well. I wiped out the painting and continued to struggle. I was blaming the challenge and thinking that some days just were not meant to be paint days when all of a sudden it all came together. I like it now - I think the muse painted this one.