This painting is something that I like to refer to as “Kitchen art”. I might sell a print or few (or thousand…still waiting for that to happen) and it´s something that people would hang out to their kitchen wall to bring them joy.
It was painted many years ago with my signature loose watercolour technique. There are as many different watercolour techniques as there are artists. The secret to the “loose” watercolour technique is that the light of the painter shines through. This doesn´t mean that we should literally see the colour of the paper, but that when the tranquillity of the watercolour is combined with the light paper surface, this creates patterns and colour combinations that even the artist can´t always control.
What about mandarins….I like mandarins. I eat them a lot. Especially during wintertime. Here in Finland, we get mandarins imported during winter and that is when they grow in the southern hemisphere. When I was a child I always connected mandarins to Christmas.
If you are just learning to paint, don´t pay too much time looking for inspiration. Just see what you have in your cupboards or fruit bowls and use them as models.
If you´d like to get “Mandarins” hanging on your wall, prints are available on my Redbubble store.
I want to become better at talking about my art so I am writing short-form stories of how I became an illustrator and stories behind my artworks.
Pronounced as Nee-na.
Artist, illustrator, writer, watercolorist and a folklorist. Gryffinclaw. Comes from Finland. Likes cats, tea and period dramas.
Love fandoms AOGG and Little Women (prefers books over the films). Louisa May Alcott researcher.
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