"Victory Garden." 

This is my newest soft pastel painting that celebrates the self-reliance and joy that comes from planting your own home garden. The victory garden movement started during World War I when Americans were called on to grow food wherever people could; empty lots, backyards, anywhere there was open soil. Twenty million victory gardens were planted during World War II and this supplied over 40% of the nation's fresh vegetables. This idea is back in fashion as we realize the value of self-sufficiency, simplicity, and the empowered feelings that come with adding to one's own health and the health of a community. There are no drawbacks.

I encourage you to try out gardening if you haven't.
 

For more on Victory gardening, Google it, or here's a nice article from the New York Times.  

 

Plant On and for more info on gardening in anyplace, fearlessly and for the good, see my garden heroes website: Ron Finley Project 

 

The original is soft pastel on sanded board. 

The original is part of the artist's collection.

This image is available in reproduction form. ©Mimi Matsuda

Victory Garden #V20

PriceFrom $4.00
  • Ordering Info and timing

    PLEASE ALLOW 2-3 WEEKS for delivery of your Canvas Print order.

    Canvas prints are custom made for each order and require a 2-3 week turn-around time to deliver to you.

  • About your print size choices

    You may purchase this print in 9 different ways.

    • Note card: the print is adhered to a natural vellum finish, 65 lb., acid-free, archival piece of card stock. Each card comes with a matching natural color envelope and is sealed in a protective, clear, flap seal bag that is acid and lignin free and archival safe. 
    • Double Matted Prints come matted with two archival mat boards in off white color, backed with archival foamcore. Presented in a clear archival bag & shipped in a sturdy box. Ready to frame in standard size frames.  Each print is hand signed and titled on the mat board front. The print is on Fuji Crystal Archive paper and acidfree and archival.
    • Gallery Wrapped Canvas Prints: are a wonderful option if you are looking for a polished, ready to hang piece of art. These come stretched and ready to hang with hanging hardware already attached. Each canvas is handsigned on the front and hangs 1.25 inches out from the wall. Canvas prints are created custom and take 2-3 weeks to arrive to you. 
    • Rolled Art Posters: are a great way to collect and display your favorite images! My art is printed on thick 16x20 Fuji lustre paper.  I handsign each poster and ship out to you, rolled, in a heavy duty mailing tube.
    • OUTDOOR/INDOOR garden sign - weather, water and fade-resistant - printed on corrugated plastic and grommeted, 12x18 inches.

    9 SIZES :

    • Note card (5 x 7)- hand signed (image size 4 x 6) - with matching envelope in clear plastic sleeve
    • 8 x 10 Double Matted Print (with 5 x 7 image) - hand signed and titled
    • 16 x 20 Double Matted Print (with 11 x 14 image) - hand signed and titled
    • 18 x 24 Double Matted Print (with 12 x 18 image) - hand signed and titled
    • 16x20 Rolled Poster
    • 12x16 Gallery Wrapped Canvas print
    • 16x20 Gallery Wrapped Canvas print
    • 16x24 Gallery Wrapped Canvas print
    • 12x18 OUTDOOR/INDOOR garden sign - weather, water and fade-resistant - printed on corrugated plastic and grommeted. 
  • Additional larger canvas reproductions

    There are larger canvas reproductions available (larger than 16x24), on special order.  If you are interested, please email me for price and shipping estimates (please let me know what state/town.)