Monday, March 19, 2007

Blood Oranges


Blood Oranges
Originally uploaded by linfrye.
Finding Blood Oranges in our neck of the woods is a rare event. C found some last year and we spent several weeks making jam and marmalade.

This year, even scarcer, C found some blood oranges while shopping near his work -- and so brought home a couple of bags. I spent a good six hours rendering these treasures into more marmalade -- so reminding us of our trip to Sicily! DELICIOUS!

24 comments:

Africantapestry said...

Your drawing is lovely, Lin. The oranges look delicious....love all citrus fruits...as well as marmalade!
Ronell

gingermoggy said...

mmm...blood oranges - and marmalade - you have got my juices flowing this morning! Jules

Cathy (Kate) Johnson said...

Love the complementary colors, Miss Lin--YUM.

phthaloblu said...

Just beautiful! Your story made my mouth water!

Marilyn said...

Beautiful. I love the blood-red interior color of these oranges.

aPugsLife-laserone said...

Beautiful painting. Nicely done! Makes my mouth water. :)

Teri C said...

Great job on these Lin! Talk about a family event that keeps giving and giving.

Karen said...

lovely and fresh!

Nina Johansson said...

Wow, really juicy oranges! You sure managed to capture them excellently! Love those watercolor washes!

Linda said...

Oh, I'm just envious! I've been looking for blood oranges for weeks (they SHOULD be here, but... well, now you've at least given me hope that they might appear in our area!) Have you ever had them with red onions and good pecans on a nice mixed green salad? Heavenly.
Beautiful painting! Now, how about showing us some jars of marmalade? :-)

SCquiltaddict said...

Sounds fabulous...love your drawing...

Anonymous said...

Love the blood oranges! You and Laurelines have made me want to paint those, too.....Carol C.

SiouxSue said...

Oh, they look so yummy. Great job, Lin!

Sydney Harper said...

Your blood oranges are lovely! I haven't seen then around here yet. Your painting makes me want to go searching for some.

mrana said...

what a lovely painting Lin! Very juicy colours :)

caseytoussaint said...

Gorgeous, Lin! I love the color of the oranges, and the blue background is just right. You should frame this and hang it in your kitchen!

Carole said...

Gorgeous colours, Lin! These make me thirsty just looking at them.

Felicity said...

Juicy! Love the colours!

Emma Pod said...

Beautiful colors and such a nice arrangement. You did such good work on this drawing/painting.

MrsSnowy said...

I love your blood oranges, Lin. This painting too, has a lovely easy style to it! I bought some today for our house guests - if there is one left over after tomorrow morning's squeezing, I'll have to paint it!

Brenda Y said...

Beautifully loose! Lovely background colors really make the oranges SHINE!!
I'm with Linda - they are GREAT on a green salad with pecans and white balsamic dressing - YUM!!

mARTa said...

Lin....aren't they wonderful! I have a tree and am still enjoying the fruit. I make a syrup from the juice to enjoy orangeaid all year long! These are lovely and the complimentry blue makes them stiking! marta

wagonized said...

These colors are so intense, Lin. Love the contrast of the blue and the orange. Beautiful!

The Wittering Rainbow said...

I thought I'd just add my voice (well, squeak) to those who have already admired your blood oranges. They really are very good!