It's that time of year once again: tomato painting season! It gives me a chance to experiment and have a little fun coming up with new ideas after all the previous tomato paintings I've done. This year my works are an eclectic batch and I am ok with that! I've been putting more figures in my paintings, so there is one of a child harvesting the ripening crop. The basketful of color was inspired by a visit to the farmers' market and also by a very teal-painted vintage frame I've been saving for something just like this. For the sliced tomato, I set up a still life of a tomato sliced and resting on a board. After a few days the still life was sagging and runny and basically inedible, so it did not make it into the salad. I do love the simplicity of the composition. I may do more still life paintings in this style in the future.
These are all heading to East Nashville to be hung in the annual Tomato Festival Art Show August 13 & 14. As in previous years, they may continue the art show online. Here is all 3 paintings in their fun frames:
Happy Summer, y'all ☀️ Thanks for reading my blog!
Last month's Painting to Preserve Art Show was a wonderful success! The venue at Montgomery Bell Academy was stellar and a beautiful backdrop to nearly 500 professional paintings. If you did not have a chance to visit and view that weekend, you are in luck: the art show and sale is now available online until the end of July.
The Chestnut Group Online event continues here through Saturday July 31, 2021
Painting to Preserve ART SHOW & SALE celebrates The Chestnut Group’s 20-year artistic journey across middle Tennessee’s natural landscapes and historical properties. Our Chestnut members have served as active fundraisers and proud partners to more than 25 local organizations and institutions dedicated to the common goals of Conservation, Education, and Community. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the artist, the mission of The Chestnut Group and the student financial aid fund of MBA, who welcomed us into their gallery space for our live event in June. Please enjoy these plein air paintings of middle Tennessee, including some of the MBA campus.
You can view the artwork by clicking on this link and selecting "Catalog" from the menu on the new page. You can also choose to see individual artist works from the "All products" dropdown menu on the Products page. Here are my offerings (wink wink)
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Hello! My name is Wendy and I am passionate about oil painting! Whether in the studio or out in Mother Nature, I get lost in the experience of capturing on canvas the moment and the feel of what I am painting. I pour my love and energy into every single piece of artwork and I hope it shows! This blog is a place where I can use words to talk about art, painting, life, faith, things that make me laugh, and things that inspire. I love every response, so don't be shy about leaving a comment...