Cookin' Beans by Marsha Elliott

My Dad loved the outdoors. In his younger years, he spent alot of time fishing, hunting, camping & cookin’ beans over an open fire. The last time he cooked beans was on his & Mom’s 65th wedding anniversary in 2004 for several people who were there to help celebrate. Our son, Scott, helped him & shared in this one last activity with his Grandpa…..5 weeks later, Dad passed away. While I consider this a very special painting, emotionally, it was very difficult to do.

So Scott….this one’s for you….love, Mom

Yarka St. Petersburg paint on Arches 140# coldpress.

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  • PierceClark
    PierceClarkover 3 years ago

    Yes!! This just turned out beautiful!!

  • Thanks, Donna…..I added the photo reference.

    – Marsha Elliott

  • Sally Griffin
    Sally Griffinover 3 years ago

    What a meaningful and treasured memory, Marsha. It’s perfect….

  • Thank you so very much, Sally, for your kind words.

    – Marsha Elliott

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallover 3 years ago

    So very prescious and beautiful Marsha!

  • Thanks so much, Elizabeth.

    – Marsha Elliott

  • FranEvans
    FranEvansover 3 years ago

    I love the impression of the grasses and the light on the fence posts and their backs. Beautifully done! I can appreciate this couldn’t have been easy, but they say there’s something cathartic in doing things like this! I’m sure your dad would have really appreciated this!

  • Thank you for your kind words, Fran. I had only started doing watercolors a couple months before Dad died. I wish so much he could see what I’m doing now….I know he’d really enjoy it. More than that, he’d be so proud of Scott who studied hard, earned a PhD & is teaching early Christian writing.

    – Marsha Elliott

  • Lora Garcelon
    Lora Garcelonover 3 years ago

    What a great scene – Precious!

  • Thanks, Lora. Scott said that this is one of his fondest memories.

    – Marsha Elliott

  • Diane Hall
    Diane Hallover 3 years ago

    Wonderful Marsha, such special memories put with such skill and beauty on paper. A true treasure!!!

  • Hi Diane……thank you for your kind support & wonderful comment.

    – Marsha Elliott

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 3 years ago

    Touches my heart Marsha, what a special memory you’ve helped to preserve with paint and paper. Kudos ladyfriend.

  • Jim, you of all people, know what it’s like to paint someone special we’ve lost. I had to walk away from this a couple times as it made me cry. For me, it’s been 7 years, but at times it seems like only yesterday. I know you know the feeling. Thanks so much for your kind words.

    – Marsha Elliott

  • kest standley
    kest standleyover 3 years ago

    This is a beautiful painting and story. It really touched me. The figures are so sympathetically placed in relation to each other,I can feel the close relationship between them .

  • What an insightful comment…thank you so much!

    – Marsha Elliott

  • JimmyT
    JimmyTover 3 years ago

    Great scene!

  • Thank you very much & welcome to RedBubble!

    – Marsha Elliott

    JUSTARTover 3 years ago

    great work

  • Thanks, Sylvia

    – Marsha Elliott

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