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!
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...