Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Southern Living

I don't take many magazines anymore, in fact I only take one: Southern Living.  All its articles, pictures, recipes are about the South, from Maryland to Texas and all the places in between.  That's where we live so I love reading about this part of the country.  It helps us plan trips, gives good gardening tips and has the best recipes anywhere.  One year for our daughter's birthday I made a Key Lime Pie for her based on their recipes.
But more than anything else I love the pictures.  A couple of months ago they had a pictorial on growing lettuces in containers.  One of the pictures really caught my eye and I knew I had to paint it.  Finished it yesterday and it's upstairs drying so we can frame it and hang it.  Have to put it some where in the kitchen.





My Painting

4 comments:

  1. A beautiful painting. Strong vibrant colours. It must be difficult to paint lettuce leaves and you have done it so well. It reminds me of summer and sunshine. Well done!

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  2. There is a Midwest Living magazine, but somehow it lacks the charm and panache of Southern Living.

    What a lovely painting - I can see why you wanted to capture that image.

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  3. I like Southern Living too and often buy a copy when in the US - I've always liked the ethos of life in the South. Looks as though I may be experiencing it for a while at the end of this year - my daughter and I are making plans to visit Savannah and New Orleans in early November. Hope this is not a mistake weatherwise but J can't do it any earlier because of Uni work and exams.

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  4. November is a good month, though around Thanksgiving it can be a bit chilly. Would love to see you while you're here, perhaps we can show you around Savannah.

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