Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Painting No. 107 - Home Grown Tomatoes
No. 107 is actually from back in January and was a birthday gift for my Grandmother. I had already given one to my mom, dad and sister so now it was Granny's turn.
I knew I wanted something with a gardening theme and tomatoes seemed like a natural choice. I liked this image too because some of my earliest memories with her were in Asheville at what was then my Great-Grandmother's house. The moulding looks a lot like the kitchen window in that house and the tomatoes seem right at home in the corner.
The house in Asheville is a place where my Grandmother was born, grew up and eventually moved back to take care of my Great-Grandmother. I would go and stay for a week in the summer and have the time of my life riding through the fields on a tractor, playing in the creek and generally getting spoiled. Those were good times and I still appreciate every minute I got to spend with her there.