This is a limited edition (100) print of the original painting “The Persimmon Harvest” by Kathleen Powers. The print is 7″ x 8.5″ with a 2-inch margin, and is signed and hand numbered by the artist. Printed and hand-finished at the Secret Gallery on Somerset Velvet 100% cotton paper.
The Persimmon Harvest
~ a fable by Kathleen Powers ~
Her love affair with fruit began when she was young. Her Grandpa, a
renowned Pomologist in his field, taught her everything she knows; how to
safely climb the tallest trees, how to recognize peak ripeness, proper pruning
methods, etc. Some would say she’s a natural and takes to cultivating fruit like a
moth to a light. Still others say she’s a true prodigy, just like her Grandpa
She always keeps his rustic pruning shears tucked in her apron. He gifted
her the family heirloom just before his passing – a gesture, and treasured bequest
she’ll always hold dear. She looks forward to late autumn when she uses them
to make cuttings from the previous year’s shoots.
Each Saturday she ventures out from her family’s orchard to visit friends
at the local Farmer’s market. They meet up at their favorite food truck and she
often treats everyone to lunch. Her order is always the same; two slug tacos
(with extra grasshoppers on the side).
After lunch, she walks around the colorful and neatly arranged piles of
fruit on display. Persimmons have always been her favorite and once she spots
them, heads straight over. There, she indulges in her customary ritual of picking
one up – paying close attention to the weight and softness of it in her paw.
She anticipates the fruit’s honey-like flavor, delights in its adorable squatty shape
and rounded shoulders, its splendid green calyx cap, and vivid sunset-orange color.
It’s pure joy. Grandpa taught her many lessons and she’s taken this one to heart
– having a passion for your work and appreciating the little things in life are
what matters most.