Monday, October 4, 2010
Egg Basket and Gourds
HI, Here is a new painting I just finished-- a still life of gourds in my great grandmothers' egg basket. She used this in Wachapreague,Va. to gather eggs from her chickens. Her name was Elva (Dah) and she was a very dear lady with bright blue eyes and kindness truly radiated from her. She was married to my great grandfather, Bernie,Pop,(who would sneak us kids candy when no one was looking).They lived on Main St. Wachapreague,a fishing village on the Eastern Shore. My mother,her brother, and her parents grew up there.It was always special to go to JackaMoms and Dah and Pop's.
So here are some acorns, some different leaves, hickory,sassafras,devils walking stick, and 3 adorable gourds.. which I knew I had to paint, all the polka dots were so much fun.Fall has so many wonderful warm colors.. Now to frame it(UGH--not my favorite thing to do).. Talk soon, hope to see you at Harvest Festival, Diana