|Mmmm Ginger Golds -- 10 x 10" acrylic on canvas by Tracy Feldman|
Now is early fall, and one of my favorite seasonal apples have started appearing. They are ginger gold apples. I love their look, their crispness, and their sweet/tart taste. Earlier in my life (before recovery), having these lovely apples become available would have been a bitter sweet experience because I'd constantly be thinking, "Don't enjoy them too much. Don't get too attached to them because they're going to be gone soon".
Now, my pleasure at having them is no longer tinted by such unneeded musings (unneeded sources of pain). I can just enjoy them when I have them, and paint them to let myself enjoy them in another way. That is why I call this piece Mmmm ... Ginger Golds! I hope you like this little paining as much as I enjoyed painting it. Tell me what you think.
As usual, I'm going to be posting this little piece on my Dailypaintworks.com gallery site, and am putting it up for auction. If you are interested check it out here. This is the third in my series of paintings that is inspired by things that cheer me (and my heart). In this case, what cheers me is being able to appreciate something lovely for the short time it is in my life.