Citrus Season in California

It’s citrus season in California and I’m always happy to draw what I bring home from the market but especially when it’s orange colored.

I brought home Satsuma oranges and opened up these new inks to experiment with.

My experiments in monoprinting didn’t go where I thought they would, but I still love this hands-on, messy process so much…

This piece below was created during a youtube live session with Paul Wang and I used a chopstick and a spray bottle a fair bit in creating it. The whole video is here, but we shared our sketchbooks at the beginning of the session so skip to about 33 minutes in if you want to just watch us paint.

And this last one is the same setup as the last one, really, just a different take, using ink washes, a whole bunch of mixed media for mark-making and some printmaking techniques, the mix of techniques that Uma Kelkar, Nina Khashchina, and I are teaching in our workshop, Deck of Textures.

Oh, and that’s my cat, he sits on any artwork in progress, every time I get up from my desk.

About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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4 Responses to Citrus Season in California

  1. Hashi says:

    Suhita, I recently made some ink from oxalis flowers that turned out a rich orange colour. You’ve inspired me to paint some satsumas using this ink. I love all your versions!

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  2. I like the energetic style

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