Thursday, February 17, 2011

Cherry Pie

Cherry Pie
16" x 20" Oil on stretched canvas
$495.00 + $20. s/h
Not only did my husband acquire the rolling pin, but we also have his grandmother's cherry pitter and pastry blender.  We're all set for dessert!


AutumnLeaves said...

Ok, now I just have to know how that cherry pitter works! Love these old time implements; they sure make for a cool painting too!

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Great painting. I love the theme and it one we all can relate to, grandmas baking. Well done Pam.

Debbi Smith Rourke said...

Another nice one. Your background colors and strokes almost look like a watercolor wash. Nice subject and beautifully executed. Off to write headlines!

art2cee2 said...

Love how you take ordinary items and make them extraordinary!

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Lovely! I agree with all the previous comments and admire the brushwork and energy. Do you use natural light when you paint still life or studio light? What kind of bulb and set up do you use?

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Wonderful nostalgic painting with all the kitchen tools of the past. This must have been fun to paint.

Pam Holnback said...

Sherry, thank you so much. To use the cherry pitter you put the cherry between the 2 sides and squeeze and the pit comes out. A lot of work!

Thank you Joan, This grandma's house was on Long Island.

Debbi, Thank you so much!

Crystal, Thanks. There's a painting everywhere you look!

Thank you Katherine, I set this up in my studio w/ a spot on the set-up . I moved it around to get the reflections and shadows just where I wanted them. And, I moved my normal palette spot to get better reflections. I'll have to check on the bulb, not sure what it is.

Nancy, thank you. I did really enjoy this one.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Pam, I hope some day I get to meet you. We both started our garden challenges at the same time, and at the beginning of the year I started to gather some old kitchen utensils (have a great egg beater) that belonged to my grandmother, mother and mother-in-law because I thought they would be interesting to paint!
These past two paintings of yours take me back to when I was a child and I would stand and watch my mom make pies. She made so many things from scratch, and there were some yummy smells that came from her kitchen! Your work is wonderful!!!

Jerry Stocks said...

More old kitchen tools and how lucky you are to have them. Great colors and strokes!!

Dean H. said...

Very well done!
This is a very meaningful painting, Pam. All those heirloom tools brought together to produce a home baked cherry pie. A time honored practice that is slowly slipping to the wayside in this "I want it now" culture.

Pam Holnback said...

Thank you so much Claire, It is mazing how we meet people blogging which we have so much in common!

Jerry, thank you!!

Dean, Thanks. I have to admit that I have not used the pitter to make a pie. Although I always make pies over the holidays.

Barbara M. said...

This is so cool. I don't even know where we got our two cherry pitters, but we have a heavy producing cherry tree in the backyard, and my husband made cherry tarts from frozen pitted berries last weekend. Love the painting. Gorgeous.