"Garden Carrot" original oil painting

"Garden Carrot" original oil painting

126.00

My Grandpa Karl was a farm boy, born in Vernal, Utah in 1906 (yes, 1906; I had old grandparents). He learned how to work the land growing up and, after settling in Holladay, he always had a garden. When I was little I would go out with him and wander through the straight rows while he hoed and weeded. We didn’t have a garden at our house (my family was never any good at gardening) so I was endlessly curious about all the different plants. He pointed out what each one was when I asked. Being only 3 or 4, I didn’t know most of them, but carrots were something I’d eaten often and I was surprised to learn they grew under the ground. I’d never seen the leafy tops when I’d eaten them at home. My grandpa showed me how to pick one, cleaned off the dirt, and I took a bite. It tasted different than the ones my mom bought at the store and I loved holding the stems as I ate. I thought the whole carrot, stems and leaves and all, was beautiful and wondered why they weren’t sold like that in the grocery store. Now, as an adult, I can understand removing the stems for easier packaging but I still swoon for bundles of carrots with the stems intact.

“Garden Carrot” is a 6x12 inch, original oil painting on 1/4 inch panel. It is sold unframed.

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