Daily painting for Jan 21, 2015. Oil on board, 5×7.

The more I paint, the more I realize that you never truly see something until you paint it. I’ve had blood oranges countless times. Every time I’ve cut one open, I marveled at the color, but if you were to ask me what color it is, I’d say dark red. But it’s not until I painted this picture that I realized all the subtlety that happening there. There’s purples, crimsons, browns, even greenish grays.


This painting is part of the Will Paint for Food Project. This means that all the profit from the sale will be donated to help feed the hungry.