Painting Webinar: ORANGES
LIVE on Friday, February 4, 2022, at 11 am Pacific.
The session's recording will be available anytime thereafter.
- 3-hour session (2h painting; 1h critique).
- Remote. Join from anywhere.
- Open to all abilities and experience.
- Guided instruction and feedback provided.
- Feature your artwork on our Roofless Gallery.
Inspiration video: https://youtu.be/5KUxmAoAD9I
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ORANGES - Collection Essay
Kathy brought oranges to Trails the other day. In this digital overload we live in, we've forgotten how nice simple fruit offerings are. Lois intuitively painted a still life with oranges. My neighbor suddenly felt generous and sociable and brought a bucket of oranges to us. We simply cannot ignore the orange-related events that have been happening lately, that’s why we’ve decided to use oranges as the subject matter of our next collection.
Oranges once symbolized marriage, perhaps because the tree produces both flowers and fully ripened fruits at the same time, thus showing the potential fertility of the flowers and the fecundity of the fruit.
Oranges have also been associated with ambition and luxury since Renaissance times. Following the advent of America, the orange would go on to symbolize the “American dream” for its representation of opportunity and abundance. The main character in The Great Gatsby has “five crates of oranges and lemons [shipped every Friday] from a fruiterer in New York.”
Let's paint oranges to invoke and realize all these meanings: wealth, abundance, fecundity, opportunity.
- Painting premise: Still Life.
- Props: arrange a still life with oranges. Photos are welcome.
- Painting surface: any size, any kind. We recommend 9x12 or under.
- Painting webinar medium: oil over cotton paper. Feel free to select your media.