Thursday, March 26, 2009

Tomato and Garlic Still Life

Tomato and Garlic – 6" x 8" – Oil on Canvas Panel – SOLD

When purchasing this tomato I knew it would get painted before being eaten. However when setting out to paint it, it took three tries before I was satisfied with the composition. Now that I have more time to dedicate to painting the setting up and working out a “scene” for my still lifes is becoming more important to me. If I am not pleased with it, I do not feel like I am wasting time by scraping the start down.

Here are a few heirloom tomato Flickr finds that I thought were nice: Zeetz Jones, MatthewA, clayirving , and Lelonopo


Trish Siegel said...

I love tomatoes and I really like this painting. Your rendering of the tomato is so true that one can anticipate the goodness that awaits them if they were to slice into it. The composition is nice as well. I will definitely check out the flickr images. Well done!

E. Floyd said...

Trish thanks so much for leaving the nice comment. After the third attempt to paint this tomato everything came to order and worked out.

I Want To Be An Artist said...

Absolutely beautiful! This is the most beautiful painting of garlic I believe that I have ever seen!

E. Floyd said...

Myra thank you for the kind comment! It really has made me smile today :)