September 05, 2015

Cherry tomatoes

For weeks I was watching the cherry tomatoes slowly ripen on the vines in my veggie patch and looking forward to snacking on them out doors as I worked in the garden, or picking them for dinner salads. Who doesn't love a juicy sun warmed little tomato? I started this painting two weeks ago with that enthusiasm in mind... now I'm quite sick of the darn things! My vines were loaded this year and we've been eating them every day... every single day... and well, you know how it goes.

But they were fun to paint. I wanted to capture the passage of time in this painting and that in gardening, like many things in life, one must wait for good things to come. The tomatoes will ripen when they're ready, and there's not much I can do about it, but wait.

I call this painting "Waiting patiently for the cherry tomatoes". It's a small piece, only 5 x 7 inches and is available in my shop ($65 USD). I used acrylic paint on canvas board.


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