Wednesday, August 4, 2010

"Rhubarb Pie"

"Rhubarb Pie" -- oil on canvas -- 30x40" -- Margie Guyot

About two months ago I woke up in the middle of the night, thinking that I needed to paint a picture about rhubarb pie.  I've been so busy this summer, I never got around to baking an actual pie, though.  The one in this painting was painted entirely from memory.  Lord knows I've baked enough of them to know what they look like!  Same goes for the bowl of sliced rhubarb.

There are two young kitties that stay in my studio, so it would have been a huge mistake to have a real pie sitting there.  They'd have tasted it and walked on it in no time.  The piecrust (upper left) I painted from memory, too.  The cookbook was all made-up, too.  The potholders (lower right corner) were taken right out of a page from Martha Stewart Living Magazine. 

Summers are just a madhouse!  I also play in a saxophone quartet and the Charlevoix Community Band, plus sometimes I sit in with a little jazz band.  Then there's gardening.  And 10 chickens to take care of.  Weeding.  The distractions are endless.  So I have to slug away on paintings sometimes, doing bits of work when I can fit it in.  

Of course I listened to "Prairie Home Companion" while painting this.  Always love the "BeBop Arebop Rhubarb Pie" stories Garrison Keillor tells.  

Also currently listening to CDs by Mega-Sax, the sax quartet led by Miles Osland, at University of Kentucky.  Pretty wild stuff! 


1 comment:

  1. Oh my - I like the result. I'll have to drop by to see it in fullsize glory. (I have a setup solution for you. Next time you feel moved to paint pie, I can come over and herd cats while you work. Then we can sit down and eat the pie.) - Gerry