Image Size 9" x 12"
Here is the tomato from last week along with a couple more vine ripened tomatoes. They aren't as flavorful as homegrown, but pretty good for store bought produce. I was hoping to grow tomatoes this year but it wasn't in the cards. No tomatoes taste as good as homegrown tomatoes! Next summer I will have a bountiful garden.
When I decided to paint a second picture of these tomatoes, my intention was to do a 'saturated wet' watercolor painting. I used Fabriano Artistico paper which didn't work well for this technique. I think there is too much sizing in the paper. When I tried to darken the colors, the previous layer lifted so I had to let it dry completely and paint it using traditional techniques. Another thing I don't like about this brand of paper is that it has a huge watermark on the edge of the paper. You can see it on the bottom edge of this painting. To me, it is a distraction to a finished painting and that will keep me from buying this paper in the future.