Apricots are nice by Elizabeth Kendall


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An apricot is a small sweet fruit with a golden orange color. A ripe apricot can be recognized by its fairly firm skin, and it will be plump and juicy when it is at its best. The apricot has a delicate aroma ( and that is what I love best!) and is an excellent source of Vitamins A (beta-carotene) and C. Apricots are also a good source of iron, potassium, phosphorus and calcium.

The apricot originally came from China. Cuttings from the apricot made their way from the Persian Empire to the Mediterranean. Credit can be given to the Spanish explorers for the introduction of the apricot to the New World; the fruit flourished in the gardens of Spanish missions in California. The first major production of apricots was recorded in 1792 in an area of San Francisco.

Waterpaint and watersoluble pencils on 200gsm paper.
FEATURED in Freedom in Words and Art
24 November 2010.
FEATURED in Artists Universe
31 July 2011.

Click here to read more interesting info about Apricots

My very own: (in my backyard in South Africa)

Apricot jam:(in the pantry at home)

A card

A laminated print

We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light.

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  • rjheller1150
    rjheller1150over 4 years ago

    Love Them….Love This!

  • Thanks so much Rick! ;-)

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottover 4 years ago

    Love the vibrant colors! Apricot pie was my Dad’s very favorite. This made me think of him.

  • Thank you Marsha! I was thinking of my mom while making the jam. xx

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • maggie326
    maggie326over 4 years ago

    Very nice I like this

  • Thanks Maggie, I’m glad you do!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonover 4 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful en hoe lus maak jy my nou! Makes a beautiful mounted print for the kitchen!

  • Thank you Maree! Heerlik op ’n broodjie saam met tee! You are so welcome!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • LoveringArts
    LoveringArtsover 4 years ago

    Delightful , Vibrant work ! Lovely Art Elizabeth

  • Thanks for your lovely comment Paul!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • almaalice
    almaaliceover 4 years ago

    I love this because, just like you I love apricots. I have been jealously eyeing up the jars of jam, I’ll bet they are delicious. We cannot successfully grow them in England unfortunately. Alma

  • Thanks Alma, if only you lived a bit closer…!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Johan  Nijenhuis
    Johan Nijenhuisover 4 years ago

  • Thanks for accepting!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 4 years ago

    They sure are nice, wonderful work Elizabeth, the colours are amazing.

  • Thanks Andrea!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Kay Cunningham
    Kay Cunninghamover 4 years ago

    Lovely work LIiz.

  • Thank you very much Kay!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 4 years ago

    Stuning and very inviting!

  • Thanks Magaret!! You are welcome!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

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