Thursday, July 23, 2009

Summertime


"Italian Tomatoes" oil 20" x 30" SOLD

Found this great box of tomatoes at an outdoor market in Rio Maggiore in the Cinque Terre coastal area of Italy. Seems crazy to go that far for the perfect box of tomatoes, but they just don't look like this in the states.
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23 comments:

  1. Wow! Your tomatoes look better than the real thing! Awesome work R!

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  2. What a wonderful image that definitely evokes the feeling of summer. By the way, we can wear shorts year 'round in southern California!

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  3. Stunning tomatoes. I like 'em in that box, too.

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  4. Hi R.,

    This is spectacular, like everything you do. I love tomatoes, and your friend is very lucky
    to own this gorgeous work.


    Take care,

    Barbara

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  5. Yum! The essence of summer. A fantastic painting. your overhead views are phenomenal. Love the composition of this.
    am also a big Thiebaud fan. his paint application floors me.

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  6. Really a gorgeous painting!

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  7. Beautiful painting R. and your lament is something I can totally relate to, especially this year. Great to see you back.

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  8. Cinque Terra is one of my favorite spots and your painting of the beautifully ripe tomatoes brings back fond memories, thank you!

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  9. And that luscious painting is even better in the flesh

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  10. Really beautiful. I like the Birdseye view too.

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  11. wow! beautiful tomatoes here! Mangia!!!!

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  12. What a great painting. Yes, summer is brief here in the Rockies! :D

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  13. No, travelling that far for a perfect tomato is not out of the question! And this image certainly exemplifies summer in it's bountiful glory. Love the perspective.

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  14. fantastic.. i can almost smell the tomatoes.. i may have to sneek a few and glue them to my tomato vines, that are struggling this year... arrggghhhhhh!!! thanks for sharing!!

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  15. Nice design and wonderfully presented. Your excellent consistency amazes me.
    Good work.

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  16. Great painting, love all the reds in the tomatoes, all the energy this painting pumps up to the viewer...

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  17. Really yummy red tomatoes R. You do wonders with ordinary every day items!

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  18. Beautiful arrangement of all the elements and as always I love the contrast between straight lines and curves!

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