The Baker and The Bar-be-quer

April 2, 2012

Champs

  • Oil on Canvas
  • 10″ x 20″
  • In a private collection

My sister-in-law, the baker, arrived carrying her tools, arranged carefully in tackle-like boxes. The raw materials to make lemon and chocolate confections for my daughter’s wedding had been delivered. From sacks of flour, sugar, cartons of eggs, chocolate and lemons she created mouthwatering cakes with little moons, the wedding’s motif, on top of mountains of icing. Delicious! Reflected in the silver bowl is a photo of the bride, groom and their prized baker.

The baker’s husband, my brother, is a bar-be-quer. He invited me to be his garnish-er for the American Royal competition in Kansas City, allowing me to witness a fun event and taste some great food. The painting shows a truck pulling a giant smoker in which every kind of meat, veggie and fruit was prepared to perfection.

This baker and the bar-be-quer are blue ribbon champs.

2 Responses to “The Baker and The Bar-be-quer”

  1. Celie Mayer said

    Your brother is immediately recognizable in ‘Baker and Bar-be-quer!’ That is a lovely story and quite a wonderful memory you have saved in your painting.

  2. […] found all 3 images in a snap. In my paintings “Vessel with Oriole” and “Champs” you will find portraits on a reflective […]

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