Friday, April 30, 2010

Burgundy Beet

Burgundy Beet is painted from the series of photos I took of those humungous beets our neighbour grew last year, (See postings from October 28 & 29, 2009).  My research tells me that red beets are unique for their high levels of anti-carcinogens and its very high carotenoid content.  Betacyanin is the pigment that gives beets their red colour; this pigment is absorbed into the blood corpuscles and can increase the oxygen-carrying ability of the blood by up to 400 per cent!   A beet seems to be an amazing vegetable...

Just think, if you hang this beet painting on your wall you will always be reminded to 'eat your beets'.
$150.00, 10x10 oil on canvas


paintnpencil said...

This is really lovely, your colours are very realistic, thanks for the info on the nutritious content also.

Gwen Bell said...

Always love your beet paintings! The burgundy color is scrumptious. Very interesting info. I love beets and will make a point to eat them more often after reading this. My grandmother used to boil her white cottons in beet juice to dye them. They were a beautiful rosy pink. Just one more reason to love the Beet!