Scarborough Fair

Debra Keirce

Scarborough Fair is an original oil painting on board by  Debra Keirce.  The original oil painting on board measures 9″  x 7″ with the  frame measuring  12  1/2″ high x  10  1/2″ wide.  The scene is a colorful spice rack with rosemary,  sage,  parsley and thyme. Artist note:  ” One of the songs that evokes the most memories for me is Scarborough Fair. The lyrics are a bit nonsensical when you think about them. Why should herbs remind me of the 8 track player in my car as a 17 year old? I even remember slamming on the brakes for a not-so-observant construction worker while singing about parsley. That rockin’  plaid wallpaper? Oh yeah! It graced the walls of a friend’s kitchen to remind us all it was the 1970’s. We had a four-square party (remember that ball game?) at her house and had fun using this “exercise” machine. You stood on a platform and this rubber band vibrated your bum. You were supposed to lose weight in your hips from this motion. I think it did more for the chiropractic industry than the fat cells. Simon and Garfunkel sang to us while we experienced all of these things. I actually tried to grow heather, just because the music made it sound like I should.

It’s funny to look back on now. But at the time, we thought we were “the bomb.” I will always have a soft spot in my heart for parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme….and a bunch of heather.”


Category: Realism, Still Life


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