Sunday, December 5, 2010

Blue Enamel Pot and Red Tomatoes

12x12 Original Oil on Canvas
Cheri Wollenberg
This painting is from an image I photographed several years ago.  An artist friend brought in a basket full of very ripe tomatoes, green beans, and black-eyed susan flowers.  My goodness did we ever have a "photo shoot".  We arranged them in baskets, pots, and in every possible way  that we could imagine in a matter of very little time.  The experience we had was in itself beautiful.  The delights that artists have are so playful and childlike.  To my knowlege, I think the tomatoes were the only things I actually painted from life.  What a shame!  But, I have countless resources and sometimes I open that folder and remember my dear little friend - who has since moved away to another state.  I enjoyed painting Blue Enamel Pot and Red Tomatoes.  It has a real country mood to it.  Reminds me of other times in my past.


Carol Blackburn said...

It is awesome, Cheri. The dailies are one of my favorite flowers. I've painted the black eyed susan's myself and I'm sure I will again.

Jennifer Richardson said...

This beauty makes me feel
warm and toasty
....nice to break
the chill.
Thanks for posting,

Virginia Floyd said...

Really like how you handled the tomatoes--the one in front is the focal point, and the others are less distinct. Great technique. The fabric is also beautifully done. Very nice!

Kathy Cousart said...

I like all the colors and the way ones eye travels around this composition. Good job. Great idea to do some photos of still life set ups!


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