Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Passion Fruit

I feel a certain amount of passion for a good mango.  Not a Minnesota mango.  But an ugly black spotted but perfectly ripe one picked right from the tree and purchased for peanuts.  I ate a mango just like that in Costa Rica this month.  Thank you Uvita farmer's market.  I paired it with a fried egg sandwich. The bread for that was purchased from a snooty french bakery in Ojochal.  The eggs were bought in a store.  But when you taste them you know they are snatched from chickens that live the pura vida lifestyle.  Well, obviously I enjoy a good breakfast.  And when you eat it on a warm morning by the ocean in Costa Rica it's all the better.

Passion is the www.illustrationfriday.com theme this week.  I painted this years ago.  In fact, the passionate fruit admirer is part of an advertisement.  I don't use images like that anymore.  The melding of woman and ocean is all me.  My favorite part is the mango that is a sea urchin.  Hmmm, come to think of it that is one culinary delight that I have yet to savour.  Someday...maybe.


Anne said...

I love mangos . I am sure that the ones in Costa Rica were fresher than the ones we buy in the grocery. Your illustration is beatiful!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

What a beautiful painting!

DJan said...

I have always loved this luscious picture. I've seen it before on your site. I know what you mean about mangoes like that, and eggs like that. I don't ever get to have them any more, but when I lived in Puerto Rico... :-)

Gauri Kulkarni said...

Lovely painting, and mangoes are my all time favourite :)

Linda Hensley said...

I'll take your word for it about mangoes paired with eggs. Lucky you to get to go to Costa Rica!