Sunday, February 7, 2016

Taking a mini break from this weekend's work

I had a request to paint strawberries other than red....
I quite like them mixed or sitting in a clump of their colours...


In our Canberra house strawberries were planted everywhere there was a gap where the weeds would grow & as I pinched the runners off the first few years plants & I did plant in abundance..
My little neighbour Benjamin would pop in & say as I answered the door
"Barb do you think there are any ripe strawberries"
Often there were & we'd grab a bowl 
& head out into the big back garden 
& meander through the flowers & shrubs to find the ripe strawberries
all the while chattering as only young kids do ...
Then we'd head out the side garden gate & deliver him home with a bowl of strawberries.


Years before our father planted a boxed bordered in strawberry patch again in a big back garden ...in built up rows. 
Next door to the same sized asparagus patch
My brother & I had the boring job of pinching the strawberry runners...but learning a valuable lesson along the way.
The strawberries certainly grew big & sweet & finally after waiting some years the asparagus were ready to pick ..


See what happens when I paint a big batch of something  !!!!


This is the painting that was started on Friday up until I took this break...last painted were the Fleurs Signs in pastels
Those neat little batches are to be packaged tonight ready for posting tomorrow...
I need good TV shows to package like picking the runners from the strawberries it needs to be done LOL