The persimmon trade off

This year central Oklahoma had a bumper crop of wild persimmons. These small round orange fruits are beautiful on bare branches against our clear skies, but inedible until after a frost (or two). I wanted to paint some so put out a call on Facebook with an offer to trade persimmons for a painting.
Not only did I get branches full of fruit from Twin Mounds, but several persimmon pictures, fruit, and a good visit up at Lone Chimney.
It’s a trade off – before frost persimmons are bright and smooth but inedible. After the frost they are sweet and rich, but brown and kind of wrinkly. Either way (and now even dried) they are fun to paint. So thanks for sharing, John & Erica, Bruce & Tommye!

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