Friday, June 19, 2009

They Brought Their Own Shopping Bags in Tuscany Long Before It was Trendy.........


I painted this little sketch the other day as a demo in my watercolor class. I used a photo for reference that I took in the Tuscan hilltown of Cortona. Today I went to our local supermarket carrying my own shopping bags and feeling very smug that I had remembered to bring them along. As I studied this painting tonight I remembered that the Europeans have been bringing their own shopping bags to market for a very long time. Why didn't we copy this idea a lot sooner? My own mother used to make fun of my grandmother because she got off the airplane from New York carrying a shopping bag, wow she was trendy way ahead of her time!

3 comments:

Waiting... said...

Wow, Barb, I am impressed with this painting!! Beautiful and loose...great job!! Love and miss you!

Bev said...

I always forget and leave my bags in the car when I go to the grocery store!! Love the painting and there's people in it too.

Jen said...

So inspiring Barbara...as always looking at your work makes me think, time to get out the paintbox! I love the painting. I think I'll stop working in the garden and paint the basil instead.