Persimmon 2019

Can’t let a year go by without painting persimmons. They’re not a fruit I eat. But I love
1) That they’re orange. my favorite color. 2) That they mean I was at Gay’s home in the Santa Cruz mountains with her and Nina when the persimmons turned orange.

We painted them on the tree, cooked up some plans for a new sketching adventure we’ll be leading in 2020 (more on that soon) and then I brought some home.

Here’s the 2019 collection of persimmon.
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Back at home, playing around.
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Painting a bunch with my daughter. Her watercolor piece in the back.
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And one last lone persimmon.
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It’s been a busy and a crazy year, art-wise. I taught a lot of workshops and had some fantastic sketching adventures. I started working on the Faces of Recovery project. New workshop announcements, a big project I’m working towards finishing early in the year, and some new things I’d like to try in my sketchbooks over the next year: that’s what 2020 is looking like for me.

I’m excited about some of it, stressed about some deadlines, and feeling a bit like I don’t know where all this is going. I’m going to take that odd combination of feelings to mean I’m doing new things, and that I’m always happy about. Here’s to your 2020 bringing you all that you wish for.

Thanks again for following along yet another year. Your responses keep me blogging and that I’m super-grateful for.

About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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17 Responses to Persimmon 2019

  1. Lee Kline says:

    These images are a tutorial on painting fruit. Thanks! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,Suhita.

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  2. sankaranarayanan sundaram says:

    👍

    On Tue, Dec 24, 2019 at 7:27 PM Sketch Away: Travels with my sketchbook wrote:

    > Suhita Shirodkar posted: “Can’t let a year go by without painting > persimmons. They’re not a fruit I eat. But I love 1) That they’re orange. > my favorite color. 2) That they mean I was at Gay’s home in the Santa Cruz > mountains with her and Nina when the persimmons turned orange. We” >

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  3. Nice paintings of fruit!!

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  4. Annie says:

    Thank you for bloggng, Suhita, it is very important to me and much appreciated.

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  5. Beautiful paintings, so full of the joy and love that comes with familiarity… thank you for sharing so much, always inspiring!!

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  6. They are my favorite. Always love it when you do them. Love your big beautiful juicy washes!

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  7. triloboats says:

    Hi Suhita
    I wish you and your family fun holidays and a happy New year and want to tell you how much pleasure i get , not to mention inspiration and education from your blog
    Thank You !!!

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  8. They look luscious! I especially love that last lone persimmon painting.

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  9. Nanci Stone says:

    Love those juicy persimmon paintings, and reading your blog. You are an inspiration!

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  10. Suma CM says:

    Love these! Happy new year!

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  11. Reblogged this on sketchuniverse and commented:
    😜 WELL SISTERS! IT’S TIME FOR DESSERT.

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  12. You have an enviable mastery of watercolour. Lovely to read you blog. Vivienne

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  13. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous – and so lovely to see.

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