Wednesday, April 10, 2013

My Newest Painting Celebrates Roses, Tomatoes And Summers Past

"Love is to the heart what the summer is to the farmer's year.... it brings to harvest all the loveliest flowers of the soul."  ~unknown





















©Summer Harvest, Watercolour, 21.5x26.5 inches
    2013 Laura Leeder

What a great feeling it is to have finally completed the last painting for the upcoming Art Show, "A Kootenay Summer" at the Key City Theatre, Cranbrook, BC.  

Summer Harvest celebrates my love of roses and the first ripe tomatoes of the season.  My mouth waters in anticipation of that first bite into a juicy ripe tomato. There is nothing quite like it!  And of course the scent of these delicate roses as they waft through the house.  For me, there is sheer pleasure in entering a room with a bouquet of fresh cut roses sitting serenely  in an old and cherished vase; or in this case, a beautiful crystal vase that sparkles in the light.  It makes an ordinary day feel special and creates simple, happy memories of summers past.

If you had to choose, would it be a bouquet of roses from the garden or a bowl of home grown tomatoes?   But then really, why choose when you can have them both?!

For now, I am happy to wait for springs first bulbs to bloom in my garden.  
  
Have yourself a great weekend, 
Laura Leeder, 
Watercolour Artist, Creston, BC
 

If you are in the area, please join us at the opening reception on Thursday, April 16, from 2-4pm.  Artist's Eileen Gidman, Laura Leeder, Win Dinn and Photographer, Jim Lawrence 



  

10 comments:

Catharina said...

Looking great Laura!

Celia Blanco said...

Gorgeous painting Laura! Best of luck with your show.

Laura Leeder said...

Thanks Catharina!

Laura Leeder said...

Thank You Celia, I'm looking forward to it!

Win Dinn said...

What a lovely painting, Laura - you've made the tomatoes and the flowers pop with summer deliciousness!

Laura Leeder said...

Thank Win, summer deliciousness....what a wonderful phrase!

Eileen said...

You have captured those tomatoes so perfectly, so round and shiny!

Laura Leeder said...

Thanks Eileen, those tomatoes were fun subject to paint!

Christiane Kingsley said...

Another beauty, Laura! All the best for the show.

Laura Leeder said...

Many thanks Christiane!

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