365 Days in my Kitchen: 271


These caught my eye in the produce section at first glance, because of their color. I then noticed they hail from Colombia, as do my parents and many of my childhood summer memories. They are quite enjoyable. Mildy sweet and also a little tart. Like nature’s Sweattarts. They grow in a little thin husk like a tomatillo and are shaped like raspberry-sized blueberries. A fun discovery that I may not have made today if I weren’t on the lookout for something to paint. 


365 Days in My Kitchen: 251

mandarin oranges / monica loos

mandarin oranges / monica loos

Mandarin Oranges

The pintย is porcelain and so pretty. I kept it to pencil in the illustration, as the simplicity of the pencil marks are true to the feel of the container.