domenica 24 giugno 2012

"Nocino" - San Giovanni

San Giovanni
......making homemade "Green Walnut Liqueur" . "Nocino" is traditionally made here in Italy on 24th June...below are a few studies of walnuts which I've made throughout the year ...yet to paint the unripe green walnuts .

"walnut leaf"
watercolour study

"black walnut hulls" 
watercolour study 

"walnut wash"
watercolour wash

17 commenti:

Judy ha detto...

I remember the paintings, I love the leaf! That liqueur looks interesting, how is the taste?

Sandra ha detto...

These are wonderful! The walnut leaf looks almost as though it's floating on water! Beautifully done! :0)

renate ha detto...

Hello Jane:) Your walnut leaf is beautiful, but the colors of the walnuthulls are amazing! Love it!

Rita Vaselli ha detto...

How many lunches,in italy, end up with ... Nocino! And each Nocino is always a little different from others.
A series of wonderful watercolors, Jane!

Jeanette ha detto...

Walnuts come to life under your brush. The nuts, the leaf, all beautiful.

Now Nocino...I am curious what it tastes like too.

Sadami ha detto...

Hi, Jane,
I love your work and post! It implies how much you love your family and kitchen.
Cheers, Sadami

Studio at the Farm ha detto...

Love your walnut studies!! What does nocino taste like?

John Simlett ha detto...

Oh my goodness, these are so good. I love the mystery and colours that are always features of your work, Jane

JOAN SERINYA ha detto...

Hola Jane!! Me gusta tu Arte tan especial y delicado. Unas bellas acuarelas muy mágicas y llenas de sensibilidad. Te felicito!! Un cordial saludo.

Sergio DS ha detto...

Impresionantes, la hoja me fascina.

Mari Jose Molina ha detto...

Amazing, the walnut leaf is wonderful... well done!

Sonia Aguiar ha detto...

Preciosas acuarelas Jane. ¡Saludos!

JANE MINTER ha detto...

thought you might judy thankyou... it's similar to "amaro" a "digestivo" medicinal ! quite bitter

thankyou sandra glad you like the simple leaf study .

thankyou renate ..hulls are challenging to paint .

jeanette thankyou so much... the bottle is already turning black ..."nocino" is very syrupy and dark brown almost black aquired taste :)... we added lemon rind gloves cinnamon to alcohol sugar and walnuts ...will let you know in 12 months how our nocino tastes !

ciao rita grazie mille's true everyone seems to have a slightly different way of making nocino !!!

hi sadami :) "italian" family and wonderful traditions !'s not very sweet katharyn strong and distinctive ...with ice cream it is wonderful too :)

thankyou john for your kind comment .

JANE MINTER ha detto...

hello joan thankyou so very much ..your ceramics are are very beautiful .

hi sergio thankyou !

hi jose many thanks :)

ciao sonia thankyou :)

RH Carpenter ha detto...

I think I like the paintings more than the bitter liquer :) Very interesting, though, I'd never heard of this. Perhaps a painting of the bottle when it's ready?

JANE MINTER ha detto...

rhonda ... :D ! ... you might see a painting or two in the process .. colours are great ..thanks for looking

Eva De Dueñas ha detto...

I,ve enjoied visiting your site. Really amazing!!