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Friday, August 31, 2007

Summer's Last Hurrah

Summer Okra 5 x 5" Oil on Canvas


This is the last day of August and my last painting for this month.... fittingly, it also acknowledges summer's last few days. You don't get to grow up in rural Texas and not have an appreciation for fried okra in the summer time. I do remember my grandfather in the midwest calling it gumbo, however! I don't think he ever fried it though, and I know I've never heard of fried gumbo.... that's just silly!

These were especially fine examples of this summer vegetable and went first to my studio before ending up in the kitchen! I chose the colors help to give a warm summer atmosphere to the painting. This was one of those paintings that seemed to come together without too much deliberation. I was pleased with the results.

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2 comments:

Rosehaven Cottage said...

I just love the complementary color contrast you've chosen for this painting! So vibrant and definitely a great representation of summer. Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

wanda knight said...

Love Your Okra. The painting is really fine. I also love fried okra and okra and tomatoes. Never liked it in gumbo.

Thanks for the kind comment on my orange.

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