Sunday, June 10, 2012

Honey jar

 
Nothing I turned my hand to this weekend in painting worked out well on a large scale, so I've abandoned the bigger piece and tried my hand at a small painting. 

When I was in Manitoba last month, I had an hour or so between meetings and took advantage to walk through the Forks Market and found a stall selling unpasteurized honey.  They had brought a glass sided box of bees and honeycomb on display so you could watch the honey making action.  Not being a bug person, I stayed clear of that.  But I thanked the bees and the beekeeper for the honey and brought a small jar back with me.

Honey is a very useful substance besides adding to tea or putting on toast.  Unpasteurized honey has antiseptic and antibacterial properties and has been used for centuries to soothe sore throats and coughs. its is also believed to assist in relieving allergies by eating a tablespoon a day and is good for topical use in treating sores and ulcers in individuals who have diabetes, as well as treating mild burns.

5 x 7 in oil

4 comments:

Katherine Thomas said...

You've portrayed the soothing, sweet jar of honey in a soothing, relaxing surrounding. It's a beautiful painting!

Jeanette said...

Thank you Katherine. The glow of light through the amber appealed to me. Its all about light and contrast, isn't it?

Pa Ul said...

i like this painting it is wow

Wai Li said...

I feel like i can eat this painting. lol.