There’s a certain pleasure in painting a simple object — in trying to capture the colour and shape in the fewest of strokes. In this case the object is a garden tomato, given to me by the man who frames my paintings. This was grown from seeds he saves from year to year, and even though he laments the rainy summer of 2017 and the lack of fruit on the vines, it’s still the best tomato I’ve eaten this year. My sketch lacks another object to give you a sense of scale, so I weighed the tomato  — at least the half of it that I didn’t eat for dinner — and it came in at over 13 oz. That means the full tomato was over a pound and a half, and if you are curious to see the real thing, there’s a photo on my Instagram feed @sharisketcher.Tomato.jpg

12 Comments on “Dinner”

  1. Marie says:

    Shari, I rarely comment on your blog posts, but I want you to know how much I enjoy reading them and seeing your wonderful paintings! Love the tomato! Keep the posts coming!


  2. Chris Rusk says:

    Scrumptious colour – so well organized & presented. I love how you cook 🙂


  3. angmacleod says:

    By chance is your tomatoe guy Stuart?


  4. Judith says:

    Which colors did you use? So vibrant!


  5. Linda Murray says:

    I really love how you painted this, Shari! 👍


  6. Bernadette says:

    Beautifully done, such juicy colors for such a juicy tomato. Can you tell me the size of the painting? I wonder if it was painted to size or larger.


  7. I can almost taste it! Love the shading and highlights.


  8. Merillion says:

    I like your painting style. Also wish I had a delicious real tomato!


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