Wednesday, June 21, 2006

June 21 - Summer Squash

"Summer Squash" What's meaningful today? Oh, I went into the garden for the first time in a week, and did some weeding... and the zucchini and summer straight neck squash were already producing! I picked, threw a couple really big ones (how does zucchini DO that--grow so big so fast?) to the chickens, and brought this one in to the studio for today's painting.
The way the leaf was attached at the stem was intriguing, and its placement like a hand on the counter seemed to lend itself to a stalwart message... "We are not through yet; you will be buried in summer squash!" I'm fine with that, because his brethren were mighty tasty! How does your garden grow? The pole beans are next, followed by the summer sweet corn, which is about four feet tall today.
Original oil, 6 x 8 inches, done with palette knife on the highlights, and a single source light for chiaroscuro. Enjoy! Here's one that won't get away from you in size, and will stay scrumptious on your wall forever! $100

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