Tuesday, March 26, 2013

In Honor and Memory of Pa Baker
Pa's Bounty
5x7 Oil on museum quality panel
Pa's Pink Hollyhocks
5x7 Oil on museum quality panel
This post is in honor of memory of my father-in-law, Henry Baker, who passed away on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 after a brief illness.  He was 94 years old and lived a good life.  He loved gardening--both vegetable and flower gardening.  Above are two paintings I did from his labors of love.  When we brought vegetables home from Pa's garden, it was understood that they would be photographed before they were eaten.  And the flowers were always so beautiful and so bountiful.  Everyone that knew him, knew he was a man of the soil and had an extensive knowledge of how all things grow.  Today he is in heaven surrounded by the most beautiful garden of all. 
He has left us with a little bit of that knowledge and a great love of flowers and plants--even his grandchildren and great grandchildren.  He is missed by many.



  1. What a lovely tribute to your father-in-law, Judy!

    1. Thank you Linda. I hope your eye problem has completely cleared up by now.