12x12 Original Oil on Canvas
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.