As cool as a cucumber

Elizabeth Kendall

Bronkhorstspruit, South Africa

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Artist's Description

Makes me think of my fathers’ cucumbers on the farm when I was still a child! (Gauteng, South Africa)
To see cucumbers in a dream denotes that you will speedily fall in love. Or, if you are in love, then you will marry the object of your affection.”
Richard Folkard in ‘Plant Lore’ (1884)
ART: Acrylic
Acrylic on canvas.
FEATURED in Real Life Artwork
26 October 2010.
FEATURED in The Fruit and Veg Shop
30 October 2010.
FEATURED in Fantastic Primitive Art
1 November 2010.
FEATURED in Artistic Assignments
14 May 2011.
FEATURED in This & That
14 May 2011.
ONE OF THE TOP TEN in a challenge in Painters Universe
23 May 2011.
FEATURED in Country Bumpkin
27 October 2013.
FEATURED in Explore
2 November 2013.
FEATURED in The art of still life
14 November 2013.
FEATURED in Exquisition
25 January 2014.
FEATURED in Down on the Farm
29 March 2015.

The cucumber is a creeping vine that roots in the ground and grows up trellises or other supporting frames, wrapping around ribbing with thin, spiraling tendrils. The plant has large leaves that form a canopy over the fruit.
The fruit or as widely debated a vegetable is roughly cylindrical, elongated, with tapered ends, and may be as large as 60 cm long and 10 cm in diameter. Cucumbers grown to be eaten fresh (called slicers) and those intended for pickling (called picklers) are similar. Cucumbers are mainly eaten in the unripe green form. The ripe yellow form normally becomes too bitter and sour. Cucumbers are usually over 90% water……and I love eating them!

A laminated print

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