Friday, February 12, 2010

Foiled Tangelo I

Foiled Tangelo I, is a segment of the citrus fruit called tangelo.  It is resting comfortably on my ubiquitous tin foil... creating bits of orange shimmer on the silver surface.

Exotic and sweet, the tangelo is a cross between a tangerine and a plummelo/grapefruit.  (Originating in Asia, the plummelo, an ancestor of the grapefruit, is larger in size, tangy, yet sweeter in flavour).  The name Tangelo is a cross between tangerine and plummelo, Tang + elo, which helps to explain why they are the largest of the tangerine family.

'Foiled Tangelo I' looks good enough to eat!  (The segment that posed for this painting was delicious...)

 8x10 oil on canvas.  (needs some drying time)


Gwen Bell said...

Love your series of "foiled" fruit! Great highlights popping !

Celeste Bergin said...

I like this idea to paint fruits and vegtables on a challenging're doing a great job of it!