Persimmons in a Wedgewood dish, pencil on paper. 9" x 6".
Two persimmons on a bamboo mat. fountain pen on paper. 5" x 5".
Persimmon and Batik Pouch, 9" x 6" (cropped), pencil on paper.
I've never drawn persimmons before, so I'm studying them because I want to put them in a painting. They aren't a fruit either of us especially likes to eat, so we rarely buy them, but I was captivated by the beautiful bins of fresh persimmons at the Arab market the last time we shopped there, and came home with a few.
In Florida, my aunt picked one off a tree and gave it to me, and I did eat (that sounds and feels a little Garden-of-Edenish.) It was better than the ones I've had from stores, though there's a mustiness to the taste that I don't like. But the color! So magnificent! I also find the dried bud-leaves around the stem quite interesting and characteristic: they're papery and dogwood-blossom-shaped, with a flat square center.
Anyway, we'll see what happens. Which of these drawings do you prefer?