Pomegranates hand painted in watercolours on Hahnemule 300gsm paper.
These fruits with their bright juicy pips bring with them the opportunity to use all those transparent reds on the watercolour palette!
This fruit is one of the oldest known to man. In the Old Testament Temple of Solomon there were decorative carvings representing pomegranates. Because of our dry climate they grow readily in South Africa. Here in the Cape I had a fruit-bearing tree once before we moved to the West Coast. I say “fruit-bearing” although we never had fruit! Ha-ha, this tree was close to the road and pedestrians, joggers and cyclists could just reach out and grab a little ripe pomegranate……Anyway that is something I never consider as stealing! Where we grew up you were always allowed to enter neighbours’ gardens for a sip from a tap, a rose, a fruit…..good old days!
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