Monday, August 8, 2011

Home Grown

This morning I started painting at 9 am. Mike is growing basil and tomatoes. What a perfect subject to study, not to mention the wonderful aroma of fresh basil. The first tomato is a 5x7 oil on ramar panel, the second 6x8 on mdf and third 8x10 on canvas panel. Happy painting everyone.



18 comments:

  1. Ciao Joan, very tasty tomatoes!specially in this period. Wonderful your ones!

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  2. Really FABULOUS, Joan -- I love the colors you've used and the compositions!!! Now what time is our pasta dinner????!! LOL

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  3. Hi Joan.
    I like them all, but my favourite is the second one. I like the way that you will tackle any subject my friend, thats the sign of a brilliant Artist. Keep the good work coming Joan. All the best.
    Vic.

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  4. Love it!!! Now you can cook the ingredients. lol Ciao!

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  5. These are all excellent still lifes Joan but, like Vic, I like the second one best too especially the cut tomato that looks really mouthwatering. I was thinking the same as Lin - what time do you expect us for dinner ? LOL.

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  6. I love them all but for some reason that second one is really beautiful. Very realistic and yummy. Great painting, Joan. I can almost smell the basil.

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  7. Hi Joanie,

    I agree, the second one with the cut tomato looks so inviting. The basil is enticing as well. Nice compositions. So, what time is dinner on Sunday?

    Sue

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  8. Fresh tomatoes are one of the treats of summer. What a beautiful way to preserve them all year. Doug

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  9. Hi Mario,

    Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment. I imagine the tomatoes grown in Italy are wonderful.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  10. Hi Lin,

    Thank you, next time your in our neck of the woods let me know and we will put up the pot for that pasta dinner.

    Have a great weekend.
    Joan

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  11. Hi Vic,

    Thank you my friend for the wonderful comment. I have been enjoying your outstanding work. Glad to see you are getting out there with your friends. Your work is brilliant.

    Have a great weekend.
    Joan

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  12. Hi Hilda,

    Thank you for your lovely comment. Yes, the basil has such a wonderful aroma, that night we did have that pasta dinner.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  13. Hi Joan,

    Yes we did and it was yummy. Are you getting sick of Italian food yet? As a child I never wanted any of our ethnic dishes and always went for the mashed potatoes and meat.

    Have a great weekend.
    Joan

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  14. Hi Michael,

    Okay, we will be expecting all of you for dinner. Let us know the time and date. lol. Thank you for stopping and leaving such a kind compliment.

    Just noticed your latest, I'm on my way.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  15. Hi Sue,

    It was great talking to you. Can't wait for your post. Thank you for the generous comment. Your opinion is important to me.

    Have a great day.
    Joanie

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  16. Hi Doug,

    Thank you so much, yes, these tomatoes will never go bad.

    Have a great weekend.
    Joan

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  17. Hi Mikko,

    Thank you so much for the visit and the wonderful comment.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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