Friday, January 25, 2008

My first series!!


I decided to do a series for the postcard exchange that I am doing. I don't usually do series because I easily get bored. I decided I needed to work on discipline so I will do 25 pieces of fruit, there has to be that many, right? I also am looking them up and learning more about them, and sending the information I find. It is an effort to learn something new everyday, my brain is turning to oatmeal these days. I don't have enough (intellectual) stimulation, a common problems of young, stay at home moms that are dealing with little kids. I am determined to try and make myself exercise my brain too! My challenge will be to see if I can retain any of the information as I add it to my blog! Here is my first postcard, tangerine. Citrus riticulata, good source of vitamin C. Main growers are China, the US isn't even on the top ten list. Clementines,mandarins are also in the same class, just different varieties. They are ripe now, during our winter and I love that they bring a ray of sunshine into the kitchen when its dreary outside.

6 comments:

Teri C said...

Oh what a beauty!! Wish I was in your exchange too.

Lin said...

How rich and luscious!!! Gorgeous work!!!

Ai said...

Beautiful tangerine. I love your glowing light. I am lucky that in the tropic Thailand, we have more than 40 kinds of fruit year round. I should not take that for grant then.

mARTa said...

You know my address: send postcard!
This is very dramatic, beautiful! Hope to see it before you mail it away!

Desiree said...

Thanks for the comment, Ai you have lots to paint! I am going to go shopping for some exotic fruits, I was just painting what I had in the house! Today is the farmers market, I should go! Marta, I might just do that!

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

I love your fruit series, the bowl with oranges from MArta, and this one is my favourite! The colour is so rich and vibrant...beautiful!
ronell

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