Friday, August 10, 2012

"Strawberry" Oil Alla Prima Painting

Still Life, Oil on Linen on Board, 4" x 4", "Strawberry"
This painting is 4x4", painted on linen mounted on panel. The panel is notched on the back, so that it can be hung on the wall without any framing.

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While painting this, I remembered being very little and having my Mom buy us matching t-shirts. I begged to have the shirt, because it featured a cute mouse holding a strawberry. Isn't it amazing what objects will trigger our memories?

Every year during strawberry season, our family goes to a "you pick" farm. The scent of strawberries and rich soil washes the air and there is a playground for families to enjoy after picking. I hope that my daughter will look at a strawberry after she is grown, and remember our times there together.

Does the strawberry trigger a special moment in time for you?


  1. I love where you're going with your art! It is amazing how little things can evoke memories. Thanks for sharing.

    My best to you,

    1. Thank you, Lillian! Some things evoke memories or thoughts, others are just their own entity. They're not the same for everyone, either. I think that's the interesting part. Thanks for being here.