Strawberry tart is the second in the series "Delicious"… Watercolour on Sennelier Not Paper…
In the description that accompanied “Blueberry Tart” I referred to the work of a famous American artist called “Wayne Thiebaud”, who stated that his subject matter came out of a genuine experience from his life, from the American world, in which he was privileged to be. He went on to say that it was the most genuine thing which he had done. His subject matter is a commentary on the abundance that is a part of American society and the longings and desires ( e.g. all those cakes in a row) that go along with it.
Like Thiebaud, this new series is definitely a reflection of my particular experience… it is at once a commentary on the richness of our culture and at the same time a reflection of my daily life… in addition to being a painter, I spend a lot of time in the kitchen… my belief is that since I have to cook to feed my family I had better do it well, (I have an abhorrence of wasted time), so to that end I have almost as many cookbooks as art books, in fact I have a collection of several hundred cook books… I have mentioned before, that there is a peacefulness, a feeling of rightness when I sit down to paint food… although all painting brings me pleasure, there is a special joy when I paint food… it is as though it is what I was meant to do …
The strawberry is rough like a slave’s arduous life
Vermillion, green, and fuzzy like an inscripted pathway
It tastes like the first candy bar in a child’s life
It looks like a cold soda on a hot summer day
Sounds like the Sirens decepting voice J. Macgregor