Apples = Still Life – Memories of Friday Market in Leeuwarden

Fridays on the market square called Wilhelminaplein in Leeuwarden is the large food market of Friesland in the Netherlands. It’s been a long time since I went to this outdoor market. I would meet my dear friend Yvette, whom I met at the Friesland College Dutch class. At the college I wrestled with learning Dutch for four years and made friends with other women from around the world.

The market was always fun. There were the different food stalls where I would buy the delicious Dutch cheese, fruits and vegetables. Afterward Yvette and I would go to have coffee and walk around the main square.

This was a time when the colors of the market fruits really appealed to me. The colors seemed more vivid and enticing. They were inspirational. As a result I made a few still life paintings. These apples were enormous in size in comparison to the apples I knew from the USA. The apples were delicious too.

The Lyndale Market is open in Minneapolis every other weekend in April. I hope to go soon. Yesterday we had cold winds and a little snow. A nice woman from Australia asked me how long spring is here in the Northland. “Wait a minute, and I’ll let you know.” The cold weather makes me nostalgic for fair weather and better days.

Thanks for stopping by my kitchen.

Have a good day wherever you are.


About kunstkitchen

Visual artist and writer hunting words, languages, visions, and insight in my kitchen - connecting Art (Kunst) and culture and slow food cooking. Classically trained artist. Paint and draw with traditional materials. Live in the Northland where it's six months of winter. Appreciate the little things in life. Sharing food and art experiences and the lessons that my talented and generous friends have given me.
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3 Responses to Apples = Still Life – Memories of Friday Market in Leeuwarden

  1. kunstkitchen says:

    Thank you so much for liking the paintings! Yes, the Market is open here, but the weather is not very nice for going there. It snowed for five minutes on Sunday! Ha! Just to remind us that Mother Nature is still in charge. 😆

  2. mydangblog says:

    What a gorgeous painting! And I can’t wait for our current lockdown to be finally over so that I can get to an outdoor market again!

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