Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Summer Vegetables


8 x 10 Oil on canvas

This is my entry for the Different Strokes From Different Folks Challenge for weeks 37 and 38. Link to DSFDF blog below. A fun painting from start to finish. As we all should have learned in the first day of Art School 101, look at the subject, squint and simplify, simplify, simplify. So, what did I do? As if the plate Karin gave us was not already overflowing, I tossed on a few more goodies! Growing vegetables has never been a part of my adult life, however, growing up in Canton, North Carolina, a summer garden was a given. My parents had green thumbs and thoroughly enjoyed the growing, harvesting, freezing and canning! My sister, brother and I...well...we did what was required as healthy helpers and most certainly we relished the bounty!

So...for this painting I tossed in a potato for sister, Marcy, who still enjoys them raw with a shaker of salt, some hot peppers for my dad who so appreciated his peppers, and a few radishes for my mom. Brother Lowell and I will have to be satisfied with tomatos, corn and onions! No more room for cabbage or string beans!

Thank you, Karin! I really like my painting!

20 comments:

  1. You did such a great job on this! Love the addition of the radishes, potato and peppers. Yummy!

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  2. I like this, too, Rosemary! Your additions made it more interesting an image, as well as your treatment in making it your own.

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  3. I love that you added extra vegetables to the arrangement - those radishes are spectacular. Very nice!

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  4. Wow can I come eat at your house you have all the veggies. Great job.

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  5. Beautiful job, there is a very strong illustrative style to your work which is exceptional! Well done!

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  6. Nice additions to the already full plate of veggies! So well done!

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  7. You did an original work, beautiful!

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  8. Great additions, lovely painting!

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  9. This is one of my favorite...love your addition of the other veggies and your story with it.

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  10. Thank you so much Gwen, Cathyann & Claire! I really appreciate your comments! This challenge was lot of fun.

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  11. Thanks Dominique! Come on over for dinner...but the veggies will come from the supermarket...not the garden! Appreciate your comment!!

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  12. Sincere thanks to The Bull! Quite a compliment coming from a professional illustrator! I am honored! By the way, your bike is awesome! Glad you have her back on the road! Stay safe!

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  13. Ann, Thank you! Your "Veggie Stew" is wonderful as is your "Veggie Plate"! Really appreciate this compliment from you!!

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  14. Thank you, Sylviane! Loved the cropping you did on your veggies! Your "We Are Packing" makes me smile. That's how we felt leaving Florida 10 days ago to travel to North Carolina! Have a wonderful trip from Paris to Ontario and enjoy your summer in Canada. Hope you have an ISP at or near the cabin!

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  15. Thanks, Lee! I really like your watercolor veggies...very colorful!

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  16. Wow, Carol! Thanks!! We enjoyed this challenge, didn't we? Both of your pieces are beautiful and well done. Love your brushstrokes. I'm trying for that more painterly look. Your's have it!

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  17. Rosemary's drawing ability is superb. I love all her paintings and subjects, too.Silvia Williams

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  18. Thank you Silvia! I appreciate the compliment! Please visit often!

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  19. Thank you Deb! How nice you stopped by. Please visit again!

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