Buddha Hand

A continuation of fruit and vegetables series completed with a quick proportion pencil sketch and then watercolor with no ink. Buddha’s Hand citron, AKA bushukan (Japanese) or fingered citron, produces deep lemon yellow fruits that vary in shape and size. The fruit splits at the opposite end of the tree’s stem forming segments that have a wild finger-like appearance, hence its given name. Its flesh is void of juice, pulp and seeds, rendering it inedible. The culinary virtues lie within its oily rind which is powerfully fragrant and aromatic and utilized for its zesting properties. Buddha’s Hand citron flavor is described as a unique blend of bitter and sweet, similar to kumquats and tangerines, with lavender notes and a bright lemon highlight. Daniel Smith and Holbein watercolors in a Stillman and Birn sketchbook.

2016-03-13 Buddha Hand

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