daily painting | december mandarin

Ah, winter. When you can go to Berkeley Bowl and buy small mountains of ripe, juicy, aromatic mandarin oranges. I’m told it’s good luck to buy them with leaves still attached. The leaves create interesting shapes as they dry and curl and are fun to paint. December can be a sad and lonely time, yes. But also a time of hope and joy as we spend time with loved ones and dear friends. A time of gratitude and winter fantasies and imaginations of a few significant elected leaders being led out of the White House in handcuffs. These visions offer great comfort, however fantastical.

8.5″ x 5.5″ artgraf graphite, pen on paper = $60