Saturday, October 10, 2009
Red and Green Tomatoes - SOLD
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I've certainly been gone a while. Two weekends away, one catching up, many week day distractions, and just plain old procrastination have kept me out of the studio. My discipline needs a real jump start! I have been taking many photos for potential paintings and have acquired several new props for still lifes that have me excited about getting back in the swing.
One of my art friends was given this mammoth tomato at the end of the harvest and she passed it on to me, knowing that I'd love to paint it. What a beautiful specimen, especially with the small green tomato hanging on. I felt like this tomato cried to be painted more realistically than I'm now painting and returned to a tighter approach. It was so ripe that it was intensely red as shown. I was thrilled that the shrivelled leaf and small tomato were still intact. Thanks, Bonnie!