I am painting a "southern" still life each and every day. Technically they are my still lifes and I am southern. Each will be something that I grew up with or is still a part of my life today. Who I am and what I treasure. Memories and moments. I hope you enjoy these little glimpses of my life.
So here we are at Day 1. New Years Day. And this has painting below captures a snippet of something that has been a part of my life ever since I can remember. Traditional New Years Day food! I pulled out the ingredients for my dinner today and painted them. A very southern meal and soooo good. (The only thing missing in the painting is the cornbread....haven't made that yet!)
I may add or subtract to the meal every year but I never, ever change the two essential parts of it.... I am very superstitious that way! It can make or break your year. In case you aren't familiar, you eat black eyed peas and rice to bring you luck and collard greens for money. Delicious to eat and so much fun to paint!
I hope you have a wonderful New Years Day doing exactly what makes you happy and this year brings you happiness and peace and all the good things in life :) Cheers!
8" x 8" oil on panel