Monday, January 31, 2011

Still Life Painting of Blood Oranges, Blood Orange, by Canadian Artist Kim Blair

Blood Orange, (on tin foil) 10x10 oil on canvas

An exotic blood orange differs from a typical orange in color and taste.  Some foodies describe the flavor of a blood orange as having a subtle raspberry and/or strawberry taste along with being sweet and mellow.  The exotic coloring comes from a pigment called anthocyanin, which can be found in purple and red flowers besides other fruit.  Anthocyanin is supposed to have many health benefits.  Red delicious apples owe their deep red exterior to the pigment, along with red wine.  The color red reminds me of Valentine's Day, and since anthocyanin is good for the heart, (think of the red wine theory) it seems like a good reason to consume something red.  So I found a recipe on Martha Stewart for a blood orange cheese cake... now that would be a tasty treat for Valentine's Day.

10x10 oil on canvas

1 comment:

Catherine Jeffrey said...

Ooooh, so sanguin. Beautiful rich color, great reflections.
Thanks for the info. Always enjoy learning new things.