The pomegranate has to be one of our oldest and most romantic fruit and has been cultivated since ancient times. There are a lot of pomegranates around Koroni, and they always seem to catch my eye, no matter which season. Right now they are starting to come into bud, and these, along with their branches, seem to produce an orange glow. The lovely bright green leaves are then complemented by the beautiful orange flowers, and then of course, the pomegranate fruit themselves arrive, which are in a class of their own. These seem to appear almost stealthily, changing from pale green through a myriad of orange shades, to the most vibrant tones of red. I think the pomegranate trees at their best towards the end of summer, still with some fruit, when their leaves turn from a luminescent lime green, to a vivid orange, before they shed them and go to sleep for winter.
Needless to say, the pomegranate fruit are a miracle in themselves – perhaps another painting and blog will be needed to cover them.
Size: 21 x 15cm
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