Heirloom Tomato

6"x4" oil on door skin. Heirloom must be Latin for so ugly, it's beautiful. This painting should be called the "Attack of the Heirloom Tomato!" The shape and inclination of this tomato made it appear to be moving, or at least getting ready to move. The composition is off-center because the crazy tomato moved there - I had nothing to do with it. While I was painting this I thought of my friend and fellow artist Abbey Ryan. Abbey is a great painter and fellow practitioner of daily painting. I'm not sure why I thought of her, maybe it's because she has painted some great tomato paintings. Check out her blog.
Posted September 23, 2008
private collection
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