Sanguinello or 'blood oranges' are one of the only varieties grown specifically in volcanic soil, with coastal breezes. They have the highest vitamin C content in the world due to the fertile soils of Mount Etna!
Orange is vital, full of energy, of warmth and happiness. This orange is more red, orange-red like the walls of the frescoes in Pompeii - a colour transformed from yellow to red in an alchemic reaction.
40.5 w x 33 h (Framed size 50.5 w x 42.5 h cm)
Oil and gesso on board in antique frame.