Sunday, February 5, 2012

Papaya - SOLD

Sometimes - usually in winter - we have an "exotic fruit night". Browsing through the fruit aisles we'll pick the most tropical-looking, mysterious fruit to bring home. Then we do an online search, figure out how best to eat it and dive in. This winter we did one and chose rambutans, tamarillos, star fruit, passionfruit and the lush-looking papaya (above). While we've eaten some of these before, others were new. Top picks in our house were the rambutans followed by the passionfruit. The starfruit, while gorgeous, had only one lonely fan ; ) To be fair, some of the fruit may not be at it's prime. I've had horrendous, rubbery peaches and if that's all some people have tasted, well, it's a damn shame...lol.  Living in the Niagara region, we are in peach heaven, and there is no comparison from what you get in the store to a Red Haven picked fresh off the tree.
6" x 6" / acrylic on archival canvas board / $100 (includes free shipping worldwide)

5 comments:

Barbara M. said...

Yummy painting.

XO Barbara

Brad Miedema said...

Beautifully painted Kim! What a great idea with the unusual fruits. Me and my family will have to try that...

Jerry Stocks said...

Great painting!! I especially love the colors.

Fay Terry said...

Beautiful painting, you did a great job on the seeds and I love the background colors.

William Ternay said...

Lush image, Kim.
About two months ago I spent a day with a dear friend who is Vietnamese. We had lunch in and then meandered around a huge Vietnamese Mall. I couldn't resist buying a fruit I'd never seen before, thinking I'd paint it. It was called "Dragon Fruit," and it was wildly red and purple and knarly, like the skin of a dragon. And it was sooo beautiful.
My son ate it before I could paint it.
Such is life when dealing with dragons...and hungry sons.