tomato painting

This is one of the many tomatoes that my wife grew in her garden last year

She also had lots of eggplants and cucumbers and peppers, but didn’t paint any of them. I wish I had now, but she’s going to do it again this year, so I’ll have another chance. The thing about painting fresh vegetables or flowers is that you have to work fast! You can’t let the project drag on for days and days (for obvious reasons.)

There’s nothing like garden-grown vegetables. They really do taste better than the ones you get from the grocery store. My wife is happy that this “Square-Foot Garden” technique is working out really well.

This canvas is 10″ x 20″ and the paint is oil (no medium used; only mineral spirits to thin it.)

 

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skylover
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skylover

I’m glad I saw this, Buddy! Puts me in the mood to paint as well as garden. I also learned of Copol and the realism-centered website. Thanks.

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boomer1949
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Buddy,

Is it toe-may-toe or toe-mah-toe?
http://planetsmilies.net/kaos-vegetable-fruit-tomato-smiley-6240.gif

***EDIT*** I love your paintings btw — 😉

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jkkFL
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Damn Buddy!
Just went to music-Geeze!

Narrow the list for us- tell us both things you Can’t Do.
Smiley

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Love, love, love your paintings! I don’t know how you find the time. You don’t do this for a living do you? You either are very fast or spend all your spare moments painting – oil takes time. You had some new ones on the flickr site. Your portraits are quite good and there was a large dog that took up the canvas that looked like a photo that I adored – with his big liver colored nose!

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jkkFL
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Now, if I just had some bacon, mayo, lettuce and toast 🙂

*edit: Buddy, I think you really ‘have to paint fast’ because you’re sitting there looking at lunch !! Maybe you should do one with a bite out of it..

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Truth
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This tomato looks so yummy…. You really have a way to put life in your pictures, it’s amazing.

Now I hope you’re going to post all of my favorites one after the other (which will be many!) I go and check and then make my wish list, ok???

I’m also curious which pictures other Planeteers liked. Artist mentioned one that I haven’t even noticed.

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Buddy, love it, that is one fine tomato! Nothing beats home-grown, last year was a bad tomato year up here in the Northeast, but peppers and cucumbers did OK, was a very wet spring, followed by a very hot and dry summer. Hoping this year is better…As a gardener, there is nothing more beautiful than the simple natural beauty of one of mother nature’s wonderful creations…will post pics of my perennial and rose gardens this year.

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