Season's Greetings from Elaine Searle, © 2009 E. Searle
These Sicilian Clementines have a great festive significance as when I was a little girl (a thousand years ago!) my mother used to put these and walnuts into the foot of the stocking of presents we received at the end of our beds on Christmas morning. I guess this will seem strange to all you Californians who grew up with citrus trees all around, but in mid 1950’s Britain they were still a fairly rare commodity! Wishing you great painting for 2010.