Crucian July

blogpic1.jpgThe spelling of what you call a resident of St Croix is not to be confused with the spelling of our most popular rum which is Cruzan. Therefore, Crucian is what we are known as.

Once a year, in summer, is the harvest of our most delicious fruit: the mango!

The urge to resist eating one as you’re picking it is as futile as not eating blueberries as you pull them off the bush.

What I’ve captured here is the impulse to taste the sweetness of this summertime fruit without the protocol of silverware. Just the essence of natures’ nectar.

Crucian July, pictured at left is an 11X14 work in acrylic and oil pastel, finished this past summer of 2007. This piece along with other representations of my work, will be shown here on St Croix at the Good Hope Art Show on February 15 through the 17th, 2008.

I’ll be showing more examples of my submissions to this show in upcoming entries here.

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19 Responses to “Crucian July”

  1. maryschwalm Says:

    Beautiful capture, I don’t even like mango and I want to sink my teeth into one!

  2. bonnieluria Says:

    Terrific look – I can’t wait to see more of your work and to read more about St Croix-nicity.

  3. Mary Ann Mahoney Says:

    Bonnie, you have always found the good and beautiful in life and your artwork is just an extension of your insight and vision as well as a reminder of what is wonderful about St. Croix. Give us more!

  4. melissa billinghay Says:

    Crucian July is just the sort of image I long for on a cold November day in NYC!!! What a blessing to have this artist share such creativity.

  5. k tomas lanner Says:

    bonnie-lee, good to see you’re active and creating- the site looks dreamy.

  6. Carol Says:

    Love, Love, Love the blog!!!!!! Your painting is spectacular and some day I would like to take a lesson or two from the “master”. Also love the picture you have at the top of your blog……hmmmmmmm I think I know where that is! 🙂 Keep on posting! I can’t wait to see more of your work and hear all about what’s happening in St. Croix. xoxox

  7. ted Says:

    What a great blog beginning! Looking forward to some awesome adventures with ‘photos and paintings by Bonnie Luria’, a Crucian ambassador (and angel).

  8. Glenn Says:

    Not so long ago, I can remember when “Bonkie” Luria broke into a cold sweat at the thought of turning a computer on. And look at you now with your own blog!

    Your art work is beautiful—truly an extention of your warm heart & beautiful spirit. Keep doing what makes you happy :).

    Anyway, don’t want to clog the blog!

  9. judith wolfe Says:

    Waiting for ga-blog! Love your site. Looking for more entries.

  10. Noel Luria Says:

    As the “original offspring” I give it my resounding approval. Good for you Mom. I will be asking you for comp help in the near future.

  11. elise Says:

    Hi Bonnie!
    Did I miss happy hour on the deck tonite? Drat!
    Looking forward to seeing more of your artwork.

  12. bonnieluria Says:

    We only have happy hour when friends are visiting so come back soon!
    There’s a new piece posted on the ” About ” page.

  13. terry phelan Says:

    I am soooooo proud of you. Tech support is what the Crucian women need… or any support at all.

  14. Scott D. Appell, The Green Man Says:

    Chello Dahlink!

    Vat a vunderful job! Chu nu? I think you are a marvel of Nature! One day I’ll be able to say I knew you when – and where!

  15. Noel Luria Says:

    Just a little comment to the author for a Happy Hanukah.

  16. Noel Luria Says:

    It’s a philibusta! Keep making progress everyday…..

  17. Donna Says:

    Bonnie you offer ambrosia for the eye and mind. Add ear if you read your flowing prose out loud. I can visit you any midday for an up-lift.

  18. david lobenberg Says:

    This one is a winner…no fussiness in it. I like the warm earth tones and that snappy red fruit.

  19. Noel Luria Says:

    I will be using all connections ( of which there are very few ) to get you a spot at MOMA. Manhattan Optometry Mens Alliance….

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