Saturday, September 20, 2014

AMY'S HEIRLOOMS - a still life oil painting of tomatoes from Amy's Farm


oil 12x12 inches magnify/not for sale I guess I'd never really seen heirloom tomatoes. The colors were so amaaazing! To me they were as beautiful as flowers, but in a tomatoey way. I painted larger than usual (12x12) to have room for all those color shifts. A few days later their vine ripe juiciness became the most luscious tomato soup. They practically peeled themselves and when I cut into them the color on the outside was inside too. I used a bit of diced onion sauteed in butter. Cooked the 'maters with not too much water, and some fresh basil and oregano. Then a roux to thicken and sugar to taste. Who says you can't talk cooking on an art blog. Soup is an art! Right?

14 comments:

  1. Love your paintings Karen, they inspire me.

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    1. Thank you, Margaret. I'm so glad to hear that!

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  2. Soup IS art - and this painting is fabulous!

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    1. Thank you, Kelley. I'm hoping for some really cold weather this winter so I can make all my soups. We hardly had a winter this year.

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    1. Thank you, Sunny! The heirlooms would be great with avocado! :-)

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  4. Lovely, lovely greens and reds! Wonderful painting Karen. Love the composition. Best to you!!

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    1. Thanks, Carol. I do love greens and reds! Best to you too. Have fun in Oregon.

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  5. Beautiful! Love the mix of sizes, shapes and colors.

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    1. Thanks, Stephanie. I was thinking about those things! Someone else noticed a zig zag that the cloth edge makes. Never thought of that!!!

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  6. Jaw dropped, eyes bulging. It is spectacular. (Who needs drawing when you can paint like THAT?!) This is one of your best!!!

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