I really played with this one. Its a little dramatic and intensely colored. Its fun. My model was a woman making pizzas at the Texas Hill Country Olive Oil Co. in Dripping Springs. They make some amazing oils and vinegars.
I love the area we live in. Austin is getting quite big, but drive out an hour and you can get to some wonderful special spots for local , handcrafted yummies. Wineries, lavender farms, olive oil, goat milk and cheese, etc.
We also have a thriving urban farm community in Austin. I love to go to Boggy Creek Farms in East Austin for fresh veggies and eggs, if I am early enough. I've painted there a few times too. Might be time to head out there again this weekend. I try to grow my own but my yard has a lot of shade and I never have good luck. This year my tomatoes are in pots (I cut the bottoms off) in a new bed which hopefully will get more sun.
This painting is now available at Tidewater Gallery in Swansboro, NC.
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