Thursday, January 1, 2009

"Good Luck" - SOLD

Well it's a brand new year, and I think we are all going to need some good luck. My family always eats black eyed peas on new years day for good luck. My wife never heard of this passage into the new year until she met my family, but when I went to the grocery store to buy the black eyed peas only two cans were left. So, I know many others eat these peas for their luck. I would actually be interested how many others rely on the power of the black eyed pea.

17 comments:

Don Gray said...

Happy New Year, Aaron. It's been a pleasure to follow your fine work. Happy painting in 2009!

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Here in the south, almost everyone eats black-eyed peas on New Years! Good luck to you!

I admire all your paintings, but this one is special. I think it is the bright color that catches my eye! Wonderful, wonderful work!

Barbara M. said...

Hi Aaron,

What a beautiful painting. I love the colour and design. I didn't know the whole black-eyed peas ritual, but I had black-eyed pea soup for supper last night, because we ate way too many delicious goodies on New Year's Eve.

Happy New Year, and good luck in all you do.

Barbara

Karen Appleton said...

I'm excited to hear black eyed peas have made it out of the south! I am a recent transplant from the South to Chicago, and no one in Chicago has heard of this tradition. Our ritual calls for turnip greens too!

Happy 2009, and by the way, love your paintings!

Dianne Mize said...

Stunning painting.

Like Carol, I'm from the south where black-eye peas and collards are always the main meal of New Year's day. Gotta keep those big bucks and change coming in--or so I as told growing up!

mike rooney studios said...

i'm like a lottery player when it comes to the power of the blackeyed pea aaron. they know they dont have a chance but theyre still hopeful. i happen to love their taste as well as their magical powers LOL.good luck to you in 09 my friend!

Doug said...

another great painting... and... I made a special trip to the store for a bag of frozen blackeyed peas on New Years day... I'm feeling especially LUCKY now!!!

Johnnie Sielbeck said...

Happy New Year, Aaron -- love this composition!!

r garriott said...

We also had black eyed peas (Hoppin' John) for good luck on New Years, although usually we have Posole which is the good luck New Years's ritual of my native New Mexico. This year it was faster to make the Hoppin' John. Let's hope it works!

And also, Aaron, thank you for another inspiring and brilliant painting!

Carolyn Finnell said...

Yes indeed, we had blackeyed peas (with rice) and I painted onions, (there were some onions in the blackeyed peas, too).
I grew up eating blackeyed peas, crowder peas, purple hull peas, cream peas, and field peas. I love them all.
I also love this painting. Brilliant!

marybullock2 said...

HI Aaron - just now ran across your blog and just love your paintings. And yes, we had black eyed peas for New Years, even though I live way up in Maine (but I lived in the South for 20 years).
Mary
The Figurative Realm of Mary Bullock

milindmulick said...

beautiful..so nice painting!Goodluck n HNY

Holly Van Hart said...

Aaron, I never heard of this black-eyed pea thing, but if it helps produce paintings like this one I'll be sure to give it a try. Gorgeous! Happy 2009! Holly

Brian said...

Beautiful. Simply beautiful.

Next year you'll have to try the dried peas - much much much better than the canned version.

Linny D. Vine said...

Happy Lucky New Year! Your colors and your light in this one are wonderful! (I don't think that I've ever tasted black-eyed peas but I'll look forward to sampling some on 01/01/10!)

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

the power of the peas. Who knew?
It sure works for your painting. Love the complimentary colors.

dogimo said...

I happened to be in the canned goods aisle last night, there were only two cans of black-eyed peas. Hm.

Your work is sharp! Good-looking art.