Friday, August 6, 2010

Green Pearls II

I'll try this one more time... hopefully I got it right this time.  This posting is hopefully arriving in your inbox tonight between 7 and 9 p.m., because I am trying to coordinate it with one of the blogs I belong to called, 'Daily Painter Originals'.  I am keeping my fingers crossed that it worked today...

Remember the rhyme:

Pease porridge hot,
Pease porridge cold,
Pease porridge in the pot
Nine days old.

Pease is old English for Peas, and if you grew up during the Middle Ages in England or Scotland and were a peasant, you probably grew up with a large kettle containing a thick porridge made of dried peas hung over the fire.  Few peasants could afford meat, so peas porridge (with lots of vegetables) was cooked all day over the fire and by the morning the fire would would be out and the food cold.  Then the fire would be relit, and more peas and veggies added to the pot.  So, indeed the original pea mixture in the pot could be nine days old!  Sometimes, if you were very lucky, you might have some bacon thrown in for flavour.
Now just imagine bacon nine days old in the pot too!

I'd rather eat fresh green pearls, straight out of the pod...

$150.00, 6x12 oil on canvas (definitely no bacon with this one)


Dana Cooper said...

Love this Kim...great light coming through the pod!

Kelley Sanford said...

Great translucent of the pod. Like the narrow composition too. Glad your pease weren't 9 days old.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

This one really grabs you, Kim! I love the translucency - (sorry Kelley, that was the first word that came to mind when I saw the painting!)!


Some like it hot
Some like it cold
And some like it in the pot
Nine days old!

Yup, I remember it, too!

Dusty Pines said...

the peas look like they're dancing in the pod - prob to the tune of 'pease porridge'! you've caught the feel of the pod too . . . thank you!