….every hue from tangerine through to persimmon.
‘Sanguinello’ was inspired by a sojourn in , Italia where I breakfasted daily on ‘spremuta d’arancia‘ (freshly squeezed ) of every hue from tangerine through to persimmon. I didn’t see any citrus trees whilst there; but the colours of the in the markets and the ever-changing blush of the ‘orange’ juice , sparked something deep down.
Ideas can take a while to come through to my painting them.
Sanguinello – a blood orange – grows in and ripens just about now (February). It is a sweet and delicious fruit with crimson flesh. There is a hint of this inner secret in my painting as you will notice I have used red and crimson tones in the shadows of the yellow skin.
This is the first of my series of paintings: images of full of ripe fruit suffused in golden sunshine. A feast for the . I want you to smell the citrus oil, be tempted to pluck a fruit from the tree and taste it right away.
Seriously; when I exhibited these paintings many people thought that I was burning citrus oils in the gallery! I was so pleased that the paintings had this effect. A true engagement with the senses.