Strawberry Fields Forever

strawberry watercolor

Shall we talk about strawberries…
the yummy, juicy, sweet, delicious, nutritious, ruby-red fruit of summer?

Or shall we discuss what John Lennon was talking about in the amazing Beatles hit, Strawberry Fields Forever…
and boy are there a lot of commentaries out there on that!

Or do we want to talk about drawing and watercoloring and cardmaking and “art…”
some of my favorites things to do?

Or how about strawberry recipes…
Strawberry Spinach Salad, Strawberry Jello Pretzel Salad, Strawberries & Cream, Strawberry Pie – OH MY!?
What is your favorite?  I love them all!

Or shall we just “Let it Bee?”
Let it be whatever we want it to be…

A symbol of summer,
A memory of our childhood,
A favorite hobby,
A sumptuous summer treat.

Let it be Strawberry Fields Forever…
at LifeinBetween.

Cheers & Hugs,
Jodi

PS   Barbara, you know I love a challenge!

29 thoughts on “Strawberry Fields Forever

  1. Great post! Strawberry pie and Strawberry shortcake are divine! 🙂 Had shortcake a lot as a child. That’s why I am so short my hubby says, Haha! Now Strawberry Spinach salad I am not so sure about 🙂 I say Let that Bee not for me 🙂 Cheers my friend 🙂

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  2. Gosh, Jodi, this is tremendous! This isn’t collage, right, you painted this? I think you’ve done a really great job. You’re a WC natural, I think! Love the detail in the seeds and the highlight seems perfect. Were you drawing from life? Nice job. 💛

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    • Awh! Thanks Laura! I’m sort of happy with this one. Need to work on doing leaves better. I need to study more instead of just wanting to paint! LOL! I was playing with some of my Mother’s Day gifts and drew a strawberry on my watercolor block – it is a pad of 15 sheets of 4 x 6 paper that is glued into a block. It is already stretched, so you don’t need to tape down or anything, and when you are done painting, you gently slide a butter knife and peel off the sheet. Works like a dream! It didn’t soak through to the other paper miraculously. Have you ever used? It’s probably quite a usual thing for artists, but I had never seen until I received it. 🙂 So I drew a strawberry and then put a lit dab of frisket masking fluid on each seed and let it dry and then just painted over it with the red, when it dried, peeled off the frisket, and painted the seeds. Voila!

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      • Wow! Nice! I’ve still never used frisket. The smell turned me right off lol. I will eventually though – outdoors. Yeah, I have a block but it’s hot press and for me at this stage, not the best choice. An artist I met at Open Studio at our local arts alliance told me to try all different kinds of papers, and he was definitely right, but I think for me, that one is probably not the best. I haven’t found the need to tape Arches (cold press) paper down yet. I’ve been buying that in sheets and painting very small and not using much water, which is probably why. It seems to me you’ve found the right supplies for you! You’re turning out beautiful stuff! I’m really impressed! Was this your first food painting?

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      • Yes – I guess it is my first food painting. I am less intimidated by single objects than complete scenes at this stage of the game. My block is hot press, and I do a lot of wet on wet 🙂

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      • My frisket didn’t smell very much – but I used such a tiny bit, and the kids also bought me a nib pen to apply it – very cool – that cutie daughter–in-law of mine knows what I want and like even before I do! 🙂 And I ADORE how wet on wet works – paint with clean water – then drop in paint and watch magic!

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  3. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this strawberry painting! You did an awesome job! You started listing Strawberry Pie and Strawberry Shortcake and Strawberry.. and my mouth started watering! I love them! I am back home from my little trip. I enjoyed my day with my mom and brother. Came back home early this morning.

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  4. I like how 3D your strawberry looks! My first response when I saw it was WOW! You made it look like its juice was running down the page too! I’d say keep playing and having fun because you won’t put limits on yourself and your art! 😊
    I have the Arches 140 LB cold press watercolor blocks. I think they work great. I have a 9×12 inch size. Much easier to use than taping. I figure they are worth the cost if they motivate me to paint more.
    I have a Strawberry Nachos recipe that I will send you on Facebook. You might enjoy it! ❤️🍓😊

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  5. You did it, sweetheart! That strawberry looks bursting with juice and perfectly delicious. You are too funny and talented for words. I will not under any circumstances now bring up “I Am The Walrus.” LOL!!

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  6. Beautifully written…beautiful card that captures a delicious summer strawberry…and yes “nothing to get hung about…Strawberry Fields Forever”!!!! 😉
    And now I have to listen to the song on YouTube!!!
    Have an awesome day,
    Char
    ❤

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  8. Oooh, your strawberry painting is so yummy and juicy. I like strawberries. My husband refuses to eat anything that ends in “erry”. When he tells people this they look at him in shock and then recite a litany of berrys and ask him if he will eat them. The answer is always “no”. He doesn’t know what he’s missing.

    How’s retirement so far?

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