Saturday, September 3, 2011


6 X 6
Oil on Hardboard

 My husband and I come from a long line of German farmers, although we do not farm and only one of Dale's siblings still farms.  But I do continue the country lifestyle and the heritage of preserving fruits, vegetables and meat.  Canning was taught to me by my mother and mother-in-law.  Now I am passing that knowledge on the the next generation.

Here is how it might look framed


  1. Love this Karla. Nice bright colors and great composition. Love the back story, too.

  2. Beautiful painting, composition, colors! What a great idea to paint what we are pleased to do. Right now, I make jams and canned peaches, I'll think about it ...

  3. What a great skill to have and even better to be able to pass it on.Lovely brushwork and colours,especially the tomato,it looks so juicy.

  4. I've never canned though I did once make jelly from a crabapple tree we had in our yard. I was pleased as punch when all my jars sealed! LOL I too love the country lifestyle. This piece is just plain homey and wonderful, Karla!


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