Monday, July 2, 2012

Summer Strawberries & Zinnias {Bountiful Observations no. 26}

Summer Strawberries and Zinnias

{8" x 8" (20.3 x 20.3 cm) – oil on canvas panel}
Framed painting: $400.00 + S&H

Do you ever associate a particular item with cheerful memories? For me, summer strawberries always stir memories of summer fun. I think of my childhood, family gatherings and reunions at a state park, and eating strawberry shortcake, sometimes two times in a day! One grandmother had a quite the yin for the soft, spongy, sweetness of angel food cake, and if strawberries were in season... well, it just seemed natural to have dessert as an afternoon snack and then maybe also again after dinner.

What do you think of when the strawberries are in season?


Virginia Floyd said...

Another beautiful painting, Liz! So much beauty in such a small space!

I love my grandmother's house. She baked lots of fruit pies. I could eat a slice of pie anytime I wanted one.

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Thanks Virginia :) and I think I would have loved visiting your grandmother's house also, I can never get enough of any type of fruit pie!

And how lucky to not have a someone always telling you to wait till after supper...

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Your paintings are really wonderful, Liz. Lovely still life works!! I just realized you are in the DC area. So glad you visited my blog....and delighted to find you. Will catch up on your old posts.

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Thanks Loi :) I was delighted to discover that you are local as well.