Thursday, September 29, 2011

Fresh Tomatoes - 100 Garden and Floral Oil Paintings 89/100


Fresh Tomatoes
9" x 12" Oil on board
$195. + $10. s/h 


The tomatoes have been incredible this year.  The cherry tomatoes in our garden have been so sweet!


For this still life, I also did a quick value study.  After I'd set it aside I realized that the value of the cut tomato was too light.  Because it's a study I didn't feel the need to go back and repaint it, but it certainly helped me realize the true value(s) of the inside of the tomato in the final painting.

Friday, September 30th 5 - 8 pm is the Opening Reception for the "Breast Cancer: The Courageous & Beautiful" Artists Coming Together for the Cure! Art Show at Cottonwood Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs.  I'm happy to have three pieces in the show.  Please join us as Susan G Komen for the Cure of Southeastern Colorado presents their art show to raise awareness and funding in their search for the cure.  Stop by if you live here in the Springs.  The show continues until October 18th.  

9 comments:

LindaHunt said...

Very nicely done...I like that you showed the value study.

Kathy Cousart said...

Lucky you to have tomatoes all summer right in your backyard and now a gorgeous painting of them. Love the reds and the cut one is just perfect. Smart girl to do that value study:)

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Your tomatoes are beautiful ! Obviously the value study was a great idea. How nice that you will have three pieces to the Courageous and Beautiful show. Wish I lived closer I'd love to see the show.

Lorraine Shirkus said...

Beautiful rich color in this!

Pam Holnback said...

Linda, thank you! I don't always show, or do, value studies, but find that it is so helpful.

Thank you Kathy. We are having a heat wave! I still have lots growing in the garden!

Nancy, thanks so much. We would all visit each others shows if closer, but one of the nice things about blogging is that we're all there vicariously!

Thank you Lorraine!

hmuxo said...

Beautifully done, Pam Love the light hitting those yummy tomatoes!

conservativelybohemian said...

I am now wanting salsa and chips...or a grilled cheese with tomato...or better yet, a BLT! You've made me realize the importance of value studies. I never take the time at all. I should. Good luck with the fund raising effort for a fabulous cause.

Julie Ford Oliver said...

This is great, Pam. Love the way you used the value study first but it is your use of color especially capturing the cut one, which I find so impressive.

Pam Holnback said...

Thank you Hilda. You cant keep the light on the tomatoes too long and eat them!

Sherry, Thank you. How about grilled cheese with Hatch chilis!

Thank you Julie. Why don't you try one!