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Portfolio...Red Delicious by © Janis Zroback

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“*Red Delicious is part of the Portfolio Collection*…Acrylic on Canvas…see others from the series below..

“_Consider the fate of America’s favorite apple. It emerged from an Iowa orchard in 1880 as a round, blushed yellow fruit of surpassing sweetness.
But like a figure in a TV makeover show, it was an apple that its handlers could not leave alone. They altered its shape. They made it firmer and more juicy. They made it so it could be stored in hermetically sealed warehouses for 12 months. Along the way, they changed its color and hence its name — to Red Delicious_.” A. Higgins

This exotic poem, with it’s imagery of apple tea, and harems of delight, personifies the abstract vision of the painting…the Delicious Apple encased in Ochre…Janis

Sipping apple tea and sucking sweetened fingers,

standing by the stall and making my selection;

spices colour-collaged like love, cloves and ginger,

barrelfuls of nutmeg, carpets of peppercorn

elma çay and lokum

Pink mouthfuls, succulent and stacked like building bricks,

construct sweet marbled, sandstoned walls and terrasses
 cross the bazaar.
The bright gilt teapot, as intric
ate, bizarre,
Byzantine as silk and attar, as 
elma çay and lokum

is tipped again. I sip.
Pink, green, yellow, ochre
 blocks of nut and syrup,
packed in boxes and tied 
with minaret-thin ribbon,
and served with sugared
 cups of apple tea –
squishy harems of delight:

elma çay and lokum
. Geraint Jennings

I paint in many different styles and feature a myriad of subject matter, which I show as individual collections….
I am inspired by the world interpreting it in brilliant colours, often influenced by the writings of famous authors and poets..
© All rights reserved. All images contained on these pages are © copyright protected by Janis Zroback and any use of these images in any form without her written permission will be considered an infringement of these copyrights.

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  • Vestque
    Vestqueabout 6 years ago

    LOL, I stumbled in at the very moment you added this.

    Lovely painting! Love the shadows and background. The apple looks good enough to eat :P!

  • Thank you so much…welcome to my RB pages…I hope you enjoy veiwing my work…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackabout 6 years ago

    Sipping apple tea and sucking sweetened fingers,

    standing by the stall and making my selection;

    spices colour-collaged like love, cloves and ginger

    ANNETTE HAGGERabout 6 years ago

    divine….another mastrerpiece janis!…anna ; )

  • Thank you so much for that “divine” Anna…I love that you think so..

    – © Janis Zroback

  • DavidROMAN
    DavidROMANabout 6 years ago

    Well your the queen here my friend! Lovely as usual!

  • Thank you so much David…

    – © Janis Zroback

    GEORGE SANDERSONabout 6 years ago

    Another masterpiece, Janis
    It looks good enough to eat !

  • Thank you so much George….this particular collection is based partly on realism and partly on abstraction…glad you like it.

    – © Janis Zroback

  • DanaMS
    DanaMSabout 6 years ago

    Looks Delicious! Beautifully done! Have a wonderful day Janis!

  • Thank you so much Dana…glad you like it…the same to you…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Darman
    Darmanabout 6 years ago


  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsabout 6 years ago

    You should paint a follow up piece with a large bite out of it. Really beautiful Janis.

  • Thank you so much Jim….though I love painting them, I can’t eat apples, so I would have to get someone else to bite it for me.. :)))

    – © Janis Zroback

  • John Fish
    John Fishabout 6 years ago

    wonderful job. love the colors, lighting and style in this

  • Thank you so much John…I’m really pleased you like it.

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Bill Gamblin
    Bill Gamblinabout 6 years ago

    Janis….this apple looks absolutely delicious…great job my firend

  • Thank you so much Bill…I’m so happy you like it…

    – © Janis Zroback

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