Pomegranates - oh how beautiful

Ok so I may just love some pomegranates.... like little jewels and oh so healthy and so packed with meaning and symbolism. I was reading a book lately (yes I actually for the first time in a long time actually found some time to read a short book for leisure) about the feasts of the Bible. And was so interested reading about the pomegranate and it's symbolism, how it is eaten in celebration of Rosh Hashanah, thought to be one of the 7 fruits and grains that are specifically from the Land of Israel. It's no wonder the Hebrews missed them so in the desert.. they are delicious and healthy too, full of polyphenolic antioxidants the reduce oxidative stress. Though red is not my favorite color I do love just looking at pomegranate arils. Anyway rambling aside, I really wanted to paint this special fruit in my new series of art. I don't know if I'm done yet... I'll marinate with it a few days and decide. Here is a peak at it.