Ah - tomatoes! I look forward to the late summer, early autumn just for them. And, I could eat them at every meal so I took this photo as soon as I could - before they were gone. They are sneak preview of leaf colors that we will see as we move deeper into the Fall.
The colors are simply gorgeous - vivid, inspiring and bottomless.
So as with all my visual obsessions... I have to paint them. I painted this basket of tomatoes a few years back. And my biggest challenge was the depth and vibrancy of the color - that color goes beyond red! I used layers and layers of glazed color, many of which were lemon yellow, to achieve the luminosity.
The original painting hangs in my kitchen bringing me a vivid reminder of those stunning colors year round.