Tuesday, June 16, 2009
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!