Oranges and its trees, Spain, part 2.

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Urban sketching and Still life. Travel and Art.

Do you like the smell of oranges as I like it? Sweetish, light, slightly tart and such a sunny smell of orange peel.

Oranges remind me about the sunny summer days and New Year’s eve at the same time. My mom used to put these little bright balls on the Christmas trees as additional decorations. Later we ate the oranges, its smell was the mixture summer’s aroma and pine needles’ smell, such a holiday feeling from these fruits.

This spring we are on hold for travelling. I continue “flying” through our family images, my paintings are the versions of some summer photos in Spain. Spanish cities have whole alleys of such trees.

Orange paradises with the smell of flowering orange trees are in the cities and their gardens, Barcelona, Cordoba, Madrid, Sevillia…

There are many interesting legends associated with the orange. One of them claims that it was not an apple, but an orange, that was the forbidden fruit that served as the reason for the expulsion of our ancestors from paradise.

According the legend, Eve was succumbing to the temptation of the snake tempter, tasted the fruit of an orange from the tree of knowledge and offered it to Adam, and the archangels blew their trumpets and showered her head with the snow-white, fragrant flowers of an orange tree (orange blossom). But after this episode, Adam and Eve were expelled from the Garden of Eden.

You can find the part 1 here, link below https://travelartblog.home.blog/2020/05/17/oranges-and-its-trees-rome-part-1-urban-sketching-and-still-life-travel-and-art/ 


Bon voyage! Until the next travel:) Stay healthy.

You can visit my personal website pages here and find out more about the artwork I am offering in oil and watercolor paintings; purchase canvas prints, framed prints, and more artwork.

My favourite art store in Toronto is DeSerred, address is 130 Spadina ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Tools used for my painting. Watercolour brands Van Gogh and Cotman. Paper Canson Mix Media album 28×35 cm (11×14 in.) and Canson Watercolour album 25×35 cm (11 x15 in.)

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