We have THE best neighbors across the street. They are so kind and loving, and I have become quite fond of their two children. Every year, they go strawberry and sugar snap pea picking, and always bring some for us to enjoy. There is nothing like a fresh picked strawberry! The peas were eaten within 10 minutes and the painting was started right away. I miss the days when we would go strawberry/apple/raspberry/peach picking with our kids and good friends.
A wonderful friend/mentor/teacher advises "Never fall in love with your painting....it is the kiss of death." I have kept that advice in mind with each and every new painting, hearing her voice speaking the works. I "really like" this painting, although I am so frustrated with the photographing/scanning process. The image I see just doesn't do it justice. The strawberries have so many beautiful reds/oranges and the background is my nemesis color, in the YELLOW family.
These are the strawberries my neighbor picked for us. They are long gone and I didn't share them with my husband. HUH!