Monday, August 17, 2009

My New Still Life

What?!! You don't like it? Well, blame my DH as we bought some nice looking cherries at the grocery store yesterday and I went through them as I washed them and laid aside several to use in a still life. I knew I wouldn't need them until this morning so I left them on the kitchen counter to bag separately after they were dry.

You all know I'm not much for painting still lifes but the cherries were so pretty that I decided I'd give one another shot. Yep, you guessed it - the love of my life ate my still life! And, no, this isn't an excuse along the lines of "the dog ate my homework" - he honestly ate my still life - or at least one component of it!

This is just a few hours after we stood in the produce department of the grocery store while I debated with myself about buying the cherries. He finally said to just put them in the cart and if they wouldn't work for a still life, he'd eat them. I guess he mis-spoke and evidently meant that he'd eat them so they wouldn't work for a still life! lol

Aren't men wonderful. Mine truly is but he rarely really listens to what I say. I'd be willing to bet if I'd had that long conversation in the grocery store about painting cherries with anyone else that they would have remembered it and my cherries would still be intact.

Oh, well, there are some cherries left - not as pretty as the ones I'd selected - but there are some cherries left. So, this morning I set up some different still lifes and photographed them. Somehow though, I'm not really in the mood to paint a still life any more.

6 comments:

sue said...

That's so funny Jan - the sort of thing my husband would do - bless !

readingsully2 said...

LOL, Jan. :)

Teresa Mallen said...

Uh oh and oh dear...and I bet the ones he ate were really gorgeous and absolutely perfect for the still life. Perhaps he thought the ones set aside were the photo shoot rejects? :-)

twincedar said...

At least he left you the stems!

Jan said...

twincedar said...

At least he left you the stems!

Yeah and the PITS! lol

Thanks for the commiseration everyone - my DH read the blog and said he felt about an inch high. I feel bad for him but I'll bet he doesn't eat my still lifes any more!

Christine said...

What a funny story! This picture you showed actually would make a nice still life I think....because it has a story behind it. I'd go with it.