Artist Aletha Kuschan from a place near Washington DC (location top secret 😉 ) has begun work on some citrus paintings over at her art and writing blog for the citrus fiesta.
Here is a photo she has been working from and one of her paintings. You can find more citrus pictures at her blog.
She has this to say about the above drawing:
‘this drawing made using watercolor pencils. I am searching for the edges of things. Trying to find the character of these patient fruit that sit here “looking” at me. They’re all so dignified. Wish I could get to the essence of their gravitas. The shadows are deepening. Not a quality to be well captured by watercolor pencils.’
Aletha’s blog is full of her own art plus wonderful writing on the artistic process, liberally sprinkled with philosophical musings on life.
Thanks Aletha for jumping into the citrus fiesta (I know how busy you are at the moment).
Big hugs from Australia 🙂
22 thoughts on “Citrus Fiesta (artist Aletha Kuschan)”
I see I’m going to have to break into my vault for something for this project of yours. 🙂
yes! better hurry though 😉
Thank you, Gabe. What a wonderful celebration! Very fun to be participating!
Thanks again Aletha 🙂 I went and bought some navels yesterday because of this photo!
Yum!!! That’s one of my top favorites.
Thanks for stopping by Sone 🙂
I love the idea of the fruit being patient… citrus week is producing some wonderful works or art!
Thanks Graham 🙂
it’s got it aletha, just seeing how the medium can be stretched is too cool, and they are very dignified but not at all stiff, really lovely (still on the bc btw) glad you’re too busy right now
Yeah, they’re not stiff – rather soft 🙂 thanks tipota
It’s fascinating to get an insight into the mind of the artist and how you see your subject, Aletha. You “see” at so many levels what many of us don’t – definitely an art
It is all a mystery to me bb – Aletha is wonderful 🙂
I love the photo and Aletha’s vision!
Thanks Benedicte – bravo indeed 🙂
What a feel-good post, Gabrielle! I love Aletha’s work!
Thanks Kate – she has her own Aletha style 🙂
aloha Aletha. i like the photo. however your drawing makes me hungry for both the citrus fruit And art. a gem. very cool. aloha.
thanks Rick – they make me hungry too – haha 🙂
I love Aletha’s paintings and the idea of searching for the edge of things.
Yeah, I love that idea too (searching for the edge of things) – applies to many things I think – thanks squirrel 🙂
I do wish I could draw like that. It must be incredibly satisfying. What a talent Aletha has. I am in awe!
I agree Selma – would love to be able to create pictures like that 🙂