|Mmm ... Tomatoes, 6 x 12", Acrylic on Canvasboard by Tracy Feldman|
After I got home I realized that I also had some low-acid (oranger) tomatoes and some cherry tomatoes that I had just gotten at our favorite Amish farm stand, and looking at all their luscious colors, I thought about what a beautiful painting it would make. I was particularly pleased because I realized with the addition of a paring knife and a yellow-green cutting board, these lovelies would make perfect models for a painting. Thus, I went out onto my deck and set up the still life. I really love the the way the glass top of the table I was sitting them on created the impression that my still life is floating on water. I also love the idea that my tomatoes will have a career before they come to a tomato's typical end (on the top of a fork). I hope you enjoy viewing it as much as I did painting it.
As usual, I'm placing this little work in my Daily Paintworks gallery for sale. It will be initially place on auction -- starting out less than I'll sell it for at a show. So if you are interested in checking it out and bidding on it click here.