Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Painting for the Day: "On the Vine"


"On the Vine" . . . . . oil . . . . . .20" x 20" . . . . . SOLD

I've read that Tueday is the most productive day of the week...
let's see if that's true. It's a beautiful mid-sixties day here and yesterday we had our first crocus blooms. Makes me hopeful and giddy to think about spring... and summer, and tomatoes from our own vines, like in this painting. The background is an almost flourescent cutting board that displyed these saturated lemon-lime colored shadows... couldn't resist.


12 comments:

  1. Love love love this R. It looks like a tomato mobile. Also has a very 60's look to it.

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  2. Thanks Sheila! I've always liked the style of the 60's.

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  3. I agree with Shiela, but I don't know why it has that look.... Is it the colors???

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  4. Thanks Marian! Maybe it is the colors... I never thought about it being 60's until Sheila mentioned it.

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  5. Hi, and thanks for coming by my blog! (I don't know what to call you--just "R"? Do I know you and just don't know your last name and so am not identifying you correctly? Are you also in Boulder?) I'm adding you to my blogroll; would you like to exchange links? Your art looks wonderful. I also like the quotes you've put up on your blog and on your website. :)

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  6. What an interesting shadow and the tomatoes are so real. I can almost taste them. Beautiful work!! Thanks R for visiting my blog. :)

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  7. Hello R. - Absolutely superb shadows here! And how did I miss the incredible Tahitian Bouquet below, wow!

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  8. Thanks Jala! I'll try and check in with you tomorrow.

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  9. Hi Akiko and Angela,
    Thanks for stopping by!
    I appreciate your kind comments.

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  10. Where is the rest of the salad ! I'm hungry.
    Just great to nibble on. Love those colors. Can you go paint those crocus too ! I want to see them There are none here San Diego.

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  11. Hi Dominique! I'll find a crocus for you and post it.

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  12. The color in this is fantastic! Everything is arranged and painted so well but doesn't look over-composed or fussed with too much. You have nice variety of sizes and spacing with the tomatoes. The shadow shape is the icing on the cake, it adds the last bit of umph. Beautiful!

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Thank you for your kind comments! They always make my day.