"Rainbow Carrots" original oil painting

"Rainbow Carrots" original oil painting

210.00

I was in my mid-twenties before I ever saw colorful carrots. I was living in Oakland and my favorite grocery story ever, Berkeley Bowl, had the greatest produce section I’d ever seen. Who knew there were 6 different kinds of Asian pears?! Who knew you could buy stinging nettle to cook and eat?! Who knew certain kinds of mandarin oranges came with the leaves still attached?! This was a whole new world to me and I fell deeply in love. When friends and family came to visit I didn’t take them to the Golden Gate Bridge; I took them to Berkeley Bowl, of course! Because I am a nerd. And because most of the people who visited were foodies like me and I knew they would appreciate it. I shopped there weekly and seeing half the store taken up by produce bins made my happy fresh-food-loving heart skip a beat each time. One day while looking for a bunch of carrots I stumbled across a bunch with not just orange but also white, red, yellow, and purple! Naturally I bought them immediately and squealed to my mom on the phone about them when I got home. They were so beautiful I almost didn’t want to chop them up for stew. I was surprised to find yellow centers inside the red and purple ones. I loved the long, wispy roots and intact green, leafy tops. I wanted to leave them out on my counter just so I could enjoy how they looked in my tiny kitchen. Now they seem much more prevalent than they were a decade ago and I can find beautiful rainbow carrots like this at nearly any grocery store, which makes me super happy considering I no longer live anywhere near my beloved Berkeley Bowl. Even with their abundance now, I never tire of finding their colorful roots among the veggies at the store. They still strike me as beautiful every time.

“Rainbow Carrots” is a 10x20 inch original oil painting on 1/4 inch panel. It is sold unframed.

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