Tomato and Garlic Still Life

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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