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Thursday, 8 September 2011

Open Window with Fruit Bowl and Flowers

Ah, the last golden days of summer. A time to bunch together the final flowers and enjoy the fruits of the season.

Artist Stephen Darbishire has captured these fleeting moments in this gorgeous painting from his home in England's Lake District. A white jug is overflowing with daisies, foxgloves, and other summer wild flowers. Delicate bone china plates nestle on a rumpled tablecloth, where someone has been enjoying a simple but satisfying meal of bread with a selection of cheeses washed down with a glass of white wine. The fruit bowl is crammed with a harvest bounty of apples, pears, and red and white grapes.

The window of this cottage is open wide on a tranquil scene where (if you look closely) cows graze beside a lake. It's a picture-perfect English cottage scene that will keep the spirit of Summer alive all through the coming Fall and Winter days.

Wild Flowers and Summer Wine
Wild Flowers and Summer Wine available from

If you are wondering where you saw this beautiful open window view before, it is very similar to the window which was depicted in Darbishire's Bluebells, though sharp eyes will notice that the view is not quite the same. What an idyllic place to live.

This is a time of year to decorate your home with natural objects, celebrating the gifts of nature and treasuring the simple things in our lives.

The evocative painting is available as an art print sized at 19.5 inches by 15.5 inches including a border. Visit to preview it in a selection of different frames. Other options include mounted or on canvas. Or simply buy as is.

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