Category Archives: vegetables

Teapot Sill Life

When we were young and working in Calgary, my sister and I lived together. This  teapot was a birthday gift she gave to me at that time.  Now 30 years later it is still my favourite teapot, used for special occasions.  This week, I had company who brought these flowers.  We had tea, and I’d bought groceries, thus the avocado on the cupboard.  All these events coincided in a “found still life” on my kitchen cupboard.
 

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Summer Kitchen

It’s so great to have a garden again, after several years without.  There’s something about being out in my bare feet amongst the vegetables.  This has been a fantastic tomato and pepper year, and this week I started canning both. The result was a “found still life” on my kitchen cupboard.  Anybody for pickled peppers?   

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A Nod to Summer

Big doings in the family this weekend, and I’m enjoying the festivities, so no painting today.  Instead, a photo…A Nod to Summer, because today there’s a change in the wind, and it has the nip of fall. This is one of the photos from pickling day and here’s my wonky little sunflower (the yellow one) from a blog painting a few days ago.  There’s so much difference between a painting and a photograph, and each has it’s charms. 

Happy weekend all!

Squash Blossoms

While I’ve been off to Calgary and Nanton, my little garden has been very busy…first we had all that rain, and now lots of sun and heat. The squash have broken through the chicken wire fence (rigged up to keep the deer out) and long tendrils loaded with blossoms, gallop forth by about a foot a day!  I’m into the recipe books looking for recipes for squash-blossom-anything.  Ideas anyone?

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Soup for Supper

Well it’s been months and months since I’ve made a pot of soup.  When my son was young, he’d moan when I started making soups and chili and stews.  He’s a summer-loving guy and the sight of the old soup pot meant time for what he still calls “winter food”.  
It was fun to do this painting today though; love the shiny pot, and the wonky vegetables.  C’mon! I bet I’m the only artist to paint a gnarly ol’ turnip!  

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Petunia Parade

I spent pretty much the whole day in my yard today, and there never was a prettier day in the history of the world! The morning was dedicated to mowing, watering and doing my drawing….then went inside long enough to do the painting. 
And back outside: weeding, pruning tomatoes, putzing….heaven.  Summer in this neck of the woods is surely heaven.  Lets all enjoy every possible moment!

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Pomegranate & Onion

 OK, I know these two are “odd bedfellows”…..I wonder how they met.   It’s fun though, to paint things just as you happen to find them on a shelf, or on a kitchen counter top. My friend John calls that a “found still life”.  I think I could come up with a really tasty salsa that included this mis-matched pair….OR write a steamy romance novel about their unusual liaison.

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