Thursday, August 7, 2008

Campari

20"x20"
Campari is a type of bitters(28% alcohol) that is a combination of sixty ingredients. The recipe has been a secret for 150 years, but the bright red natural coloring made possible by the Cochineal insect(Beetle Blood) was switched to a synthetic dye in 2007. Campari is the choice drink of Steve Zissou, among others. I have wanted to paint Campari for quite awhile. Unfortunately I didn't have any Campari, so I just used some CranRaspberry juice instead.

2 comments:

Carol Knudsen said...

Beautiful painting. I'd like to taste some Campari. : )

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

they took away the Beetle blood?
What the.....
Nice work here. Very well done.