Sunday, 4 March 2012

Sanguinello


Sanguielli are delicious blood red oranges grown here in Sicily.  Inside the orange flesh is tinged crimson and the juice is a lovely pinky red.
I used some of the juice to paint the orange below and to splash the page of my sketchbook (yes I got carried away!)  I loved the mixtures of reds, oranges and pinks and the sharp citrus smell while I painted.




18 comments:

Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

Absolutely delicious!! :)

Meera Rao said...

oh so juicy colors! beautiful sketches!

Sarah Melling said...

So fabulous that you used the actual juice as part of your gorgeous painting!

MollyGirl said...

Gorgeous. It's making my mouth water. :-)

debra morris said...

Great work Cathy love the idea of using the juices, HK is just too humid to try anything like that

Dan Kent said...

Wow, delicious - I can taste it! Love the painterly enthusiasm you describe! Beautifully done.

fados do lar said...

i can almost fell the smell and the taste. congrats.

ElasticUnicorn said...

Wow, that is fantastic that you used the juice - the sketchbook must smell as lovely as when you were painting. The colour is wonderful. Amazingly intense. I wonder if it would fade.
The paintings themselves are superb. I love the splashes and the drip.
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Cathy Holtom said...

Thanks for the comments.
The juice took ages to dry and remained a bit sticky. Not sure if it's lightfast though!

Revelle Taillon said...

My mouth is watering!

frayedattheedge said...

I haven't had a blood orange for years - we used to have them regularly when I was litlle - your wonderful painting makes me want one NOW!!

nanke's stuff said...

What a lovely idea to use the juice in the painting! It's beautiful and luscious looking! nancy

Alex said...

hmmmmmm looks mouthwatering! =) definitely a super idea to use natural colors and the result is simply realistic and delicious!

bettyfromtexas said...

I could almost smell these beauties from your wonderful painting!! Juicy, gorgeous colors!!

Barbara B said...

I love blood oranges, the way they look and the way they taste. You've got a beautiful painting here!

Lucia B. said...

Oh, I felt the smell of the sanguinella while I looked at your painting! Lovely.

Jutta FaithDance said...

Very creative! Of course, the stickiness is a downside ... but still!

raena said...

Okay...it almost sounds like I'm the only one that has never tried a blood orange! It looks delicious and aside from the stickiness, I think it was a wonderful experiment to use the juice as paint. Lovely page! Hope it doesn't later attract ants!

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