A combination of flavors of Grapefruit, Orange, and Lemon in one marmalade sounded oh so good to me. It waters my mouth even now, when I am writing this post.
As an artist and illustrator, who created images for jams and marmalade labels, I had to juggle between different shades of yellow and orange there.
A Mr Grapefruit had to appear big, round, and light yellow (almost a pale yellow in this case):
On another hand, a much juicier yellow and bumpier texture were applied to a Sour Lemon:
Sweet Orange, I called him a Happy Orange, had a nice warm skin and a shiny leathery leaves:
But my all favorite of this Citrus Bunch designs was a request to create a label painting for Whiskey Orange Marmalade.
Not that I am a big drinker, I was just challenged to paint glass one more time. And I liked it! In this watercolor, a good Old Masters traditional still life style was mixed with more modern illustrative techniques. The white background helps to bring up the juiciness of the fruit and transparency of yellow-orange whiskey…