Spring strawberry festivals remind me of small home town environments. I also think of ice cream and old fashioned glass compotes.
This still life oil painting came about from that inspiration. The glass bowl I found as I was walking downtown by the local ice cream shop. The woman who owns the shop was cleaning out and getting ready for the new season. She had put a box of “Free” items on one of the benches. As I walked by I noticed this pretty little bowl and decided to take it. Glass lover that I am, I thought at some point it might come in handy. And so it did!
This small painting came about with a spirit of simplicity in mind. Focusing on the essence of the berries and architecture of the glass a more abstract interpretation emerged. I like the celebration of nostalgia paired with a contemporary point of view.