Linda Popple - Paintings in Oil
According to the legend the fruit was created thousands of years ago by fire breathing dragons. During a battle when the dragon breathed fire the last thing to emerge would be the fruit. When the dragon was slain the fruit was collected by the victorious soldiers and presented to the Emperor as a coveted treasure.
The soldiers would then butcher the dragon and eat the flesh. It was believed that those who feasted on the flesh would be endowed with the strength and ferocity of the dragon and that they too would be coveted by the Emperor.
It could be that the story came into popular folklore when the pitaya was first introduced into Asia from South America as a way of making this new and strange looking fruit their own.However it happened the legend of the dragon fruit certainly adds to the marketing story of this amazing natural ingredient.
Such a rich and beautiful painting, it makes you want to learn more-which you have provided also! I love it!!! I wonder how it tastes?
Thank you, Sue! Dragon fruit has the texture of a kiwi and is sweet, but not too sweet. It really is good.
Love your Fruit Dance paintings, and this is no exception! almost abstract, beautiful color!And the Dragonfruit reminds me of Singapore - I'd get a fresh fruit juice every morning, and often it did have Dragonfruit in it as well!
Thank you, Regula!
I love how you don't just paint something for the sake of painting it. You investigate further, and have a little story to go with it. I'm so happy that you found my blog, and left a comment. I've had a great morning going through your blog, and reading your posts. :) Your paintings are gorgeous. I'm following your blog now.
Thank you, Miz Katie! I'm happy you enjoy my blog!
I love this colorful dragon fruit, I have never tried it but your description of it sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing the video! I'm really enjoying your Food Dance paintings...wonderful colors:)
Thank you, Karen! I am really enjoying my Food Dance series!
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