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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

'All Things Southern' Feature: "A Couple of Tomatoes"

"A Couple of Tomatoes"
12"x16"
Oil on Panel
 
Country living in the city!  Thank the Lord for the curb market!
  The nearby farmers make sure there's plenty to choose from all year long, but in the summer - oh, in the summer! - we have tomatoes, squash, peas, okra, corn, watermelon, peaches....need I go on?  All the fixin's for the best meal imaginable! 
We load up on Saturday morning and enjoy it all on Sunday afternoon!
 
In the fall, you'll find the best pumpkins and pecans here!
At Christmastime, the whole place is filled with the smell of evergreens and kindling.  Oh, and don't forget to pick some homemade divinity or a red velvet cake!
Strawberries and daffodils are my spring favorites!
 
I went there with my grandmother and grandfather when I was just a little girl
and it hasn't changed much in all this time. 
Again, it's that connection to the land.  It is handed to us even in the middle of downtown.
 
As far as art goes, our Montgomery Curb Market is one of my favorite subjects to paint.  The textures and colors and the figures all are so interesting to me.  There's a challenge with the light spilling into the building from all sides, but a challenge I enjoy!
 
If you are interested in purchasing this painting, please visit my website at this link: http://barbaradavis.fineartstudioonline.com/works/1204030/couple-of-tomatoes
 

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