Peras al olmo/(Trying to get blood out of a stone)
Oil on canvas
15x22 inches/38x55cm

This is one of my first oil paintings and came from my frustration when I find someone is ill- intended. I tend to feel surprised no matter how many times I have been through this. A Spanish saying came to me back then . It is the equivalent of “trying to get blood out of a stone” and translates as “Don’t ask an elm for pears”. So, I brought a pear to a park where there was an elm and hanged it to take some photographs; it was winter.

Apparently, the Greeks started using elms to hold vines, and became a common practice with the Romans. This expression in particular comes from a Latin poet.  So, if you found fruit on an elm, it could only be grapes.

I feel contentment while looking at this small painting. It has been hanging in my home for some years and recently decided to make it available for purchase.

You may:

-  email me to get it for 700 euros (shipping included).

- buy it through Artfinder following this link 

-  get an arprint through Etsy

- buy different items that feature it in Society6.

This site includes a selection of my artworks since 2012; mostly medium or large oil on canvas paintings.  If they are  available, a link underneath each picture will take you to the selling platform.  It is also possible to buy  the paintings as art prints.  I take commissions as well.

If you wish to purchase directly from me  please send me an email.