El Naranjo

El Naranjo

  • Paper Size 13" x 15" / 23cm x 38cm

  • Drawing Size 11.5" x 14" / 29.2cm x 35.6cm

  • Drawn on 100% cotton paper

  • Prismacolor Premier and Caran d'Ache pencils

  • Artwork signed on both front & back, and shipped with a Certificate of Authenticity

  • Will be shipped with a custom archival mat board, ready to frame

  • Each piece is one of one, completely unique, and never to be reproduced

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  • Standard shipping is complementary within the U.S. (please contact for other shipping options or questions regarding international shipping)

    *Please note that while all Natalie Dark Art colored pencil drawings are sealed with fixative, it is advised that pieces be framed with a protective barrier, such as glass or acrylic. If you have any doubts, questions, or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out via email (natalie@nataliedarkart.com), or using the contact page.

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When I started this piece, I still felt hesitant about creating the still life drawings with black backgrounds I envisioned in my head. I was not ready to commit.

Instead, I experimented with a subject that fills the frame. I did not hold back with the black background, but hedged my bets by filling the frame with so much of the subject.

By the end of El Naranjo I knew I was ready. I knew I needed to create what I wanted & that it would be fine. I had tried every alternative, but had not quenched that thirst.

There is an urgency about El Naranjo, almost like my hands knew that I needed to do this one in order to get to the next leg of this journey. I see so much movement and excitement when I look at this piece.

It reminds me of that last leg of my drive to a friend’s Central Florida home, passing miles and miles of orange groves, pushing the speed limit as far as you dare, excited to take on the unknown (which for me, as a city girl, were the weekends I spent in rural Central Florida).

For more information on Las Clementinas Peladas and The Camino Oscuro Collection, please visit the Camino Oscuro blog post by clicking HERE.