Friday, November 20, 2009

Pepper Scape Too

A second pepper scape of a different pepper.  The peppers from today and yesterday are the same 'whole' peppers used in my post 'Red Elegance', from November 18.
Peppers were introduced to Spain in 1493 from the Americas and the Spanish have always called the hot peppers 'chili' (from Chile). To the spice conscious Spanish, the pepper was an unexpected and most welcome find.  Perhaps, they could be considered 'red gold'...

In the 17th century peppers were taken to India and Southeast Asia by the Portuguese.  Peppers became so common there that their American origins were long forgotten, despite the fact that in India they are all consistently called 'chillies'.

8x10 oil on canvas (needs some drying time)


Barbara Rudolph Fine Art said...

Hi Kim, I like your work very much. I have added you to my "blog list". Thanks for adding me too. All the best, Barbara

becky joy said...

Very nice work and perspective. I have added you to my blog list also. Becky

Usha said...

I love your work, very interesting! It drags me towards my favorite style, realistic style.
Thank you for your comments on mine Kim.