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Flavors of Life ~ Banana Vendor

Banana Vendor by Sree of Sree's Canvas
Flavors of Life ~ Banana Vendor
Painting by Sree (Colored Pencils on Paper)

Many like her were selling bananas in front of the Virupaksha Temple at Hampi. The fruits were not offerings to God, but to the large number of cows in front of the temple! I don’t know whether you would agree; to me the banana is the most humble of all fruits. It’s available through the year and affordable to all. The banana selflessly offers itself to mankind. We eat both raw and ripe fruit, the stem of the plant and the banana flower. We use the banana leaves for religious offerings and cooking. I recently read somewhere that the nutrients lie in the ripe skin of the fruit. Any takers?:)

by - Sree

(Flavors of Life by Sree: Introduction)

Posted by Indira©Copyrighted in Arati Kaaya (Plantain), Bananas, Sree (Saturday January 19, 2008 at 12:26 am- permalink)

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18 comments for Flavors of Life ~ Banana Vendor »

  1. The subtle smile on the woman’s face
    The posture
    The angle of coverage to show the details without clutter
    The colors selection and representation

    Everything is just perfect!
    Great talent!

    Comment by Vijay — January 19, 2008 @ 12:43 am

  2. Thats a lovely art!

    Comment by sushma — January 19, 2008 @ 2:25 am

  3. Most people don’t realize that these are wild bananas — as opposed to the supermarket ones — and are a special treat for people living in India.

    Comment by Shanker — January 19, 2008 @ 9:22 am

  4. your paintings really speak to me. wonderful work.

    Comment by bee — January 19, 2008 @ 5:09 pm

  5. Beautiful painting!

    Comment by musical — January 19, 2008 @ 6:43 pm

  6. Gorgeous painting Sree! Not sure about the nutrient question though -heard bananas are really rich in potassium…and u’re so right! the most easy to eat fruit on the planet! Hampi - lovely destination…

    Comment by Latha — January 20, 2008 @ 5:01 am

  7. At the first glance it seemed like a photograph, but then I realized that it is a painting. It is very realistic and true to life, and would love to see more through your canvas. Thank you for sharing with us.

    Comment by Madhavi — January 20, 2008 @ 9:12 am

  8. It is so beautiful and refine with that water bottle and all. Everything looks so natural. Great!

    Comment by chandana — January 20, 2008 @ 9:42 am

  9. Nice drawing, Good talent. Bananas are said to help lower the blood pressure. Thanks for sharing your work.

    Comment by Sarada — January 20, 2008 @ 9:59 am

  10. love the detail of the “bisleri” bottle beside her..evokes globalization’s feelers ..the old and new India. This picture is indeed worth a thousand wor(l)ds.

    Madhuri’s piece was also great..

    Thanks Indira for all the new talent!

    Comment by Janani — January 20, 2008 @ 2:59 pm

  11. sree,
    beautiful… as janani said u have captured the essence of India :)

    Comment by sia — January 21, 2008 @ 12:28 am

  12. Vijay: Thanks for the words:) there is so much beauty around us, especially in the villages, i am always fascinated by the people and life there.

    Sushma, shankar, Bee, Musical, Madhavi, Sarada, Sia: Thank you! Hope to post more works:)

    Chandana, Janani: Glad you noticed the bottle, I always retain such elements which actually add to the personality of the subject! In fact, the ladies who were selling these also know English as they are used to meeting tourists for so many years.

    Latha: Thanks for the reply, i agree Hampi is a fabulous place, i only wish it were cleaner. As for the nutrients i should’ve added that its only hearsay:D

    Thanks everyone!

    Comment by Sree — January 21, 2008 @ 2:57 am

  13. Woww!!!! Lovely drawing Sree :) You have a great talent!!!!
    Thanks to Indira too :)

    Comment by Rekha — January 21, 2008 @ 3:41 pm

  14. Hi Sree, what a lovely painting! I’m really looking forward to seeing more of your artistic interpretations ~ ‘flavors of life’ indeed :)

    Comment by Linda — January 21, 2008 @ 9:50 pm

  15. Loved the picture, especially the bottle of water. Could just get a vision of the vendor’s tiredness and her appeasing it with a little water.

    Comment by vimmi — January 23, 2008 @ 9:19 am

  16. Thanks Linda,Rekha,Vimmi:)

    Comment by Sree — January 29, 2008 @ 2:55 am

  17. Another beautiful one. I liked the way the vendor is sitting. Very natural with just the right amount of leaning!!

    Comment by Harini — April 16, 2008 @ 6:03 am

  18. […] Originally Posted by Richard A customer of mine returned from India last month with an unexpected gift — a banana pup from a Virupaksha Temple. She says it is a seedless banana. That temple is not too far from Mysore. Some pics from out side the temple. Banana sellers, Virupaksha temple, Hampi | Flickr - Photo Sharing! Selling bananas outside Virupaksha Temple Girl selling bananas in front of the Virupaksha temple | Flickr - Photo Sharing! Mahanandi Flavors of Life ~ Banana Vendor Banana seller near Virupaksha temple ; Hampi ; Karnataka ; India - DINODIA PHOTO LLP-Largest & best Indian stock images,International pictures & Editorial photographs Outside Virupaksha Temple photo - Mary Ann Campbell photos at pbase.com 54431717 photo - Mary Ann Campbell photos at pbase.com Bananas are for elephant inside temple photo - Mary Ann Campbell photos at pbase.com […]

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