Wednesday, December 2, 2009

A drop of the pink stuff

I adore that pink! It's the navy blue of India ~ Diana Vreeland

Saignée

I do love a drop of Rosé especially from Provence. The Romans called the area nostra provincia ("Our province") which gave the region its name it was the first Roman province outside Italy. Wine has been made there for at least 2600 years when the Greeks founded the city of Marseille in 600 BC.

Rosé wine is usually produced as a by-product of red wine fermentation using a technique known as Saignée, or bleeding the vats. To produce more color to a red wine, some of the pink juice from the wine must, is removed at an early stage. The red wine remaining in the vats is intensified as a result of the bleeding, because the volume of juice in the must is reduced. The pink juice that is removed can be fermented separately to produce rosé.

Blu's abstract art, based on a fuchia.

Pink fuchia planet

The word for remaining or remainder in French is restant.

The word for a drop of liquid in French is goutte.

11 comments:

Ken Devine said...

The painting is brilliant! It's so original and vibrant.

bindu said...

What lovely, bright colours! Very cheerful.

LadyFi said...

What wonderfully vibrant pinks in your painting!

Carol said...

Ohhhh that is gorgeous Blu!! I love it!!!

and I'm a bit partial to the odd drop of the pink stuff too!!

C x

ArtPropelled said...

Very nice!!

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bearly domesticated boneman said...

one of my favorite blues comes from mixing a whisper of alizarin crimson into white and then lightening the blue with it.
Very nice, here.

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LadyFi said...

I love all the wonderful photos you are putting up on Flickr! You ought to post some here too...

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