A surprising fact I found out this year about the delicious Clementine,
is that eating them reduces your stress. I told this to a neighbour up the
street with two young children schooling online during lockdown, while she and
her husband work from home, and she said, "Good. I think I'll go home and
They are also beautiful, and I've painted so many paintings of them. This
sketch was partially inspired by the book Beautiful Oops by Barney Saltzberg
which I shared with a young artist in our family the other day.
Before I started the drawing I didn't check whether the marker would bleed when I
painted over it. It did, and if I hadn't just read the book Beautiful Oops, I might
have stopped. But I ate a clementine, calmed down and kept going. Magenta is
not my favourite colour, but I like what happened. And experimenting is
particularly fun in this time of Lockdown.
In Toronto we are almost finished clementine season. Even though it's
snowing outside, I think that means we're moving closer to spring! I love
the fruit, how it looks, the taste, and hey! All good.
Have a making something day.