watercolor on cold pressed paper
5.5 x 7.5 inches
© Ann Thompson Nemcosky
I have been giving my studio space a good clean out these past few days and came across an old shoe box full of stencils that I used to make for my art work and for decorating the walls of our house. Remember when it was popular to have a stenciled border running around a room? The stencil design that I used for the background of this painting was one that I created years ago for the kitchen at our old house. It was inspired by a set of very old dishes that I inherited from my grandmother. The pattern on the dishes, as well as the color I used for our wall, was a blue much like the blue I used for this painting. I liked how the stencil pattern added movement to this still life of peaches.
And we love peaches. There is a man from South Carolina that sells peaches out of the back of his truck, parked along one of the main roads through town. He has been there every summer since we first moved here nearly 23 years ago. One year we bought a basket full and made peach jam and peach pie. This year I did get a bag full for a peach pie. I may have to pick up some more before the season passes.