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“Ripe Cherries” is part of the Delicious Collection and Cherries Collection…..

Watercolour on Arches Not Paper…12619 Views ..

Featured as #1 on page 1 of most Popular Art 11/02/09 and in the following groups..
Creative Cards
Colour Me A Rainbow…
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Just Watercolours
Food For Thought
Dimensions,..
Watercolour Painting…
Berries Fruits and Seeds…
Abstract Realism
If it Doesn’t Belong
Food for Thought and many others

TOP TEN WINNER IN BERRIES FRUITS AND SEEDS
CHALLENGE WINNER IN WORKS ON PAPER: Red is Ravishing!
THE MOST POPULAR ENTRY IN A CHALLENGE IN THE FIRST THINGS GROUP
1ST P LACE WINNER OF THE BUBBLERS WEEKLY CHALLENGE
TOP TEN WINNER IN THE WATERCOLOUR CHALLENGE IN PAINTERS IN MODERN TIMES
FIRST PLACE WINNER OF THE NATURA MORTE CHALLENGE IN PIMT…Painters in Modern Times

Ah the fabled cherry—the poetic color of luscious lips, and just as sweet. It started out in West Asia (perhaps the Persia-Armenia region) and in two varietals from which all cultivated cherries are descended: Prunus avium (sweet) and Prunus cerasus (sour).

Sweet cherries had spread to Ancient Greece and the Mediterranean by 300 BCE, for Theophrastus mentions them. And Pliny the Elder (1st century AD) mentions that some 8 varieties of cherries were being cultivated in Italy—and that the Romans were spreading them as far north as Britain. The British, in turn, carried it to the New World in the 17th century (Beyond the huge crops in Michigan, California, Oregon, and Washington, American wild cherries include the chokecherry, the pin cherry, and the wild black cherry. Sour cherries have spread even farther north, and are a speciality of Germany and Scandanavia.

Today it is estimated that some 900 sweet varieties (ranging in color from yellow to black) and some 300 sour varieties are being grown. Most sweet cherries will produce fruit only after they’ve been cross-pollinated—honey bees usually do the leg work, carrying pollen from a sweet cherry of another variety soupsong.com

See some samples of the collection below, and view the entire collection to date, at the Bubblesite HERE


Plum Blossom with Apples and Cream

Sour Cream Bumbleberry Tart with an Apricot Glaze

Ginger Shortcake with Nectarines and Creme Fraiche

Spicy Chewy Ginger Cookies

Chocolate Cupcake with a Mocha Swirl

Cinnamon Bun

Scone with Berries and Cream

Lemon curd and Blueberry Tart

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cherries, dessert, food, fruit, janis zroback, pie, berries, watercolor, still life, red, sweet, pastries sweet

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..
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  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackover 5 years ago

  • Alison Pearce
    Alison Pearceover 5 years ago

    Simply gorgeous!!

  • Thank you so much Alison, for your unfailing support and lovely comments….I really appreciate it…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • richiedean
    richiedeanover 5 years ago

    Scrumptious, they really do look deliciously juicy ……….. :))

  • Thank you so much Richie…it’s lovely to see you…I’m so glad you like the painting… :))

    – © Janis Zroback

  • shanghaiwu
    shanghaiwuover 5 years ago

    these images are BRILIANT/have enjoyed so very much

  • I am so happy to see that you are enjoying the collection….thank you so much for coming by to let me know…I really appreciate it… :))

    – © Janis Zroback

  • ©Maria Medeiros
    ©Maria Medeirosover 5 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL! :)

  • I love painting cherries Maria….that’s why I took some of your pretty photos….. :))) hope you have more in your portfolio…thank you so much…I’m glad you like this one too…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • blamo
    blamoover 5 years ago

    Amazing colour love the dash of purple n green

  • I have been painting in the cold with frozen hands…furnace was under repair…so I’m really happy this turned out well…thank you so much Tone..glad you like it.

    – © Janis Zroback

  • catherine walker
    catherine walkerover 5 years ago

    That’s truly delicious looking janis..so well done and I don’t know you manage to capture the juciness of these fruits..you do it well..they are gorgeous cherries..

  • Thank you so much Catherine…it’s knowing how to do it and loving the process that guarantees success…I’m so happy you like it.

    – © Janis Zroback

  • RonnieGinnever
    RonnieGinneverover 5 years ago

    How I love cherries….

  • I’m glad you love them Ronnie… thank you so much for stopping by to comment on my work…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Ingrid Funk
    Ingrid Funkover 5 years ago

    aawww – wonderful!!

  • Welcome Ingrid and thank you so much… I’m glad you like it…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Desirée Glanville
    Desirée Glanvilleover 5 years ago

    YUMMY!!!!! I get healthier just by looking at it! :)

  • Well they’re really good for you…:)) but so are my pastries and cakes… totally non-fattening… thank you so much for stopping by to comment… I’m so happy you like my work…

    – © Janis Zroback

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