Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Painting for the Day: Avo/Tom and a new blog!


(title?) .... oil .... 10" x 10"

And now back to our regularly scheduled painting....

What goes together as well as avocados and tomatoes?
I love them both. To paint and to eat. I like geometric shapes, too, but I must confess it took every force of my will NOT to get out a t-square and triangle and straighten the checks in the background cloth! I hope it looks softer and more cloth-like because of this.


I need a title for this. On my daily painting log (photo at right), I've had it listed as Avo/Tom but surely there's a more pithily appropriate moniker out there. Any ideas?

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Also, now seems as good a time as any to roll out My New Cooking Blog, What's 4 Dinner?
Didn't know I could cook, didya? Well, I give it my best shot. I'm going to try and keep the food healthy, interesting, fast to prepare, and cost efficient.

Today's post features a recipe for the Chocolate Cherry Bread Pudding I whipped up last night. Let me know what you think...

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27 comments:

  1. It definitely looks more real. Cloth never stays straight. Kudos for the restraint. How about calling it "Before", and then you can paint an hors d'oeuvre and call it "After". Hmmmm, and now I will check out what's for dinner?

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  2. Looks like a Set up for Salsa, speaking of cooking. :o)

    I'm going to check out your cooking blog now....

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  3. I was thinking salsa also! Great minds think alike! I will definitely checkout your new blog because I love to cook and I love to eat!
    Great work!

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  4. Somehow I have a strong urge to eat an avocado and tomato salad. lol Great painting, as always!

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  5. Yum, it looks very fresh! It makes me want a turkey, avacado, and tomato sandwich! :P

    So glad to see you've got a cooking blog. I've been checking out a lot of cooking blogs lately. So I will definately be following!

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  6. Aha! After all that sushi, this is more to my taste. And good luck with your new blog...chocolate cherry bread pudding...does it have any calories?

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  7. ...put down the triangle and back away from the t-square. Trust me.

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  8. My head is swimming, I can't possibly take all of this in -- you're an incredible painter, a photoshop pro, and now you're telling us you COOK! When?

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  9. Hi Angela, you're right, what was I thinking?!? Guess I'll just have to give up sleep.

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  10. Christine, thanks, I like your idea!

    And thanks Sheila, Manon, Michelle, and Akiko for checking out my new cooking blog. Who knew blogging could be so addictive.

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  11. James, of course it's calorie free! (as long as you're just reading about it, of course). Actually it is reasonably healthy for a dessert, really it is.

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  12. Hey Doug, thanks for the intervention... it was gettin' kinda close to the edge of the drawing table...whew! (Thanks goodness for GAA!)

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  13. How about "Guacamole." or, Guacamole Man˜ana." Or, "Just Add Onions and Garlic." Your paintings are both cheery and contemplative. Thanks for commenting on my blog, which has given me the opportunity to discover yours!

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  14. Now I am from the southwest - I'm pretty sure this piece should just be named guacamole - it's what I think of. :)

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  15. Thanks Hillary and Anne; great minds must think alike.

    I'm a southwestern desert rat myself. Guess I'm kind of purist though; I rarely put tomatoes in my guac.

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  16. this is great and I agree with Doug
    Title? How about "Complements from the Chef?" har har, get it?
    have a good day!

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  17. They look like they're about to dance! How 'bout "California Tango"
    :)

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  18. How about Lil' Haas and the Big Boy?

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  19. Thanks Cathann, Connie, and Michelle, for your suggestions, all good ones!

    I think Michelle wins, though:
    "Tango" has a nice ring to it. I think I'll call it that.

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  20. Thank you for visiting my blog - I'm very much enjoying this one and will be checking out your cooking blog, as well!

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  21. I LOVE this painting! You are so good at painting geometric shapes and composing them in a pleasing way. And then when you added the stem on the tomato, WOW, without that organic shape this wouldn't work as well as it does. Beautiful!!!

    Oh, how I miss avocados - darn food allergy! My grandmother used to make crab salad and serve it in half an avocado, yum,

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  22. Thaks, Kim, I think you're right; the stem makes the whole painting work better.

    Too bad about the avocado allergy! I think I'd starve.

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  23. I always marvel at how clean and crisp your paintings are. I love the composition of this one...and the subjects. Gotta go have some Guacamole now! Nice job!

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  24. Thanks, Gwen! I wish I could paint loose like an impressionist, but it also comes out like this!

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  25. I don't know how I missed this one! It's awesome.

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  26. Thanks, Jala! The tomatoes have been very cooperative subjects lately...

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