Saturday, January 23, 2010

EDM Challenge #250 - Something I got for free

A few tomato seedlings came up in my worm bin after I had thrown some tomatoes out. I transplanted the little seedlings and months later, I have huge plants dripping with plump, luscious tomatoes, fertilized with my vermicompost, of course. One of the plants produced yellow tomatoes! I love when I get free stuff like this! (Transparent watercolor on Arches, cold press, 140lb.)

22 comments:

Alissa said...

Delicious - the painting is great. It has a look that is really fresh and yet antique at the same time. I think it is the pattern in the background and the tones of the colours

marancat said...

I love the colours and the way that the pattern in the background echos the shapes made by the stalks.

Phyllis said...

terrific design and color - well done!

mrana said...

Glowingly gorgeous! :)

suzanne.artist said...

wonderful rendition! Food art is popular among collectors too!

Suzanne in CT

Johanna said...

Very very nice!

Krista Meister said...

I'm so glad I found my way to your blog! Bookmarking it now. I love your style of painting. The background is a nice touch, and your tomatoes look very yummy. What a great free find!

Alex said...

I am stunned by the beautiful background design, absolutely love the green. The main focus here is of course the tomatoes, and I think they balance each other so well. Awesome composition!l

ArtistUnplugged said...

Yum! Congrats on the tomatoes and the really beautiful painting!

steve said...

Wow, way to go!! And look what they have inspired!

Janet Ghio said...

Love your tomatoes and what great luck to find them! Wish I lived somewhere warm that tomatoes were growing at this time of year!

Shirley said...

Love the reflections that you achieved on the tomatoes! I can just tase them.

Patsy Taylor-Craw said...

I love the background and your capture of the light. Yeah for free seeds. We have some black raspberry vines coming up in our compost.

nanke's stuff said...

It's a lovely painting ... your compost bin is just the gift that keeps on giving! nancy

Ramona Davidson said...

Great picture. Love the colors and shadows as well as the composition. A very tasty free gift.

raena said...

Great painting! I'm off to watch this vermicomposting video.

Snickers xx said...

Mmm yummy! Those look very yummy! :) Good job! I printed out the EDM challenge list--it's really good isn't it?? It's so hard sometimes to draw when you can't think of anything to do!!! :)

seesue said...

Yum! Picture perfect, perfect picture.

tink said...

Very pretty...

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Who would think that socks would bring so many comments and here we go again, inspiring us all with your conservation teaching us that a little trouble can result in great rewards - even if they are tomatoes and a great painting of course.

DRB said...

I missed this earlier -- very nice. Like the abstracted background pattern.

Tracy said...

hey j... long time no post LOL i love the tomatoes and that background! it's funny - sitting here in VA - snow falling as I type- and you're there growing tomatoes. It's an amazing world :-)