In the ideal, flowery world of Trader Joe's autumn displays, the abundance is never-ending and it doesn't make you gain weight. Here is a display of a variety of cheeses, along with fruit and wine, ready for your feast. (The crackers are in the back where you can't see them.) The table is set outside with the Blue Ridge in the background and two bottles of Virginia's best wine (which TJ's does not sell). The dark area in the upper right corner is unpainted and will be rounded off in the final version. All is bathed in a dreamy, golden evening light, when the haze settles over the hills and the stink bugs swarm.
Wait, don't mention the stink bug swarm.
"The Glory of Cheese" is acrylic on Masonite board, 4 feet by 2 feet, October 2010.