From the garden to the canvas

Read about my garden exploding in this Foodie Friday post on the Arkansas Women Bloggers Website!

Art imitates life.
Art imitates the garden.
Art imitates work.
Art imitates my lunch.

Eggplants and Squashes by artist Jeanetta Darley

For a long time I felt like I had lost my ability to paint. It had been almost 20 years since I had any instruction and I hadn’t really produced anything to speak of in that time. But I sat down with the original photo I snapped after I had harvest some squash and eggplants at work and thought this would make a great painting. The colors would be simple; the shapes not that difficult. I could do this.

And I did.  In one day! I am so proud of how it came out.  I think it could use a bit more highlights but I’m good with it right now.  And since I’m in high production mode (and juggling a job) I’m going to call it done for now.

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