8 x 10 in
Oil on Canvas Panel
I started with a dry brush and burnt umber, no mediums.
This is how I initially start the painting just keeping it loose and placing the chroma's in there right placement.
I then moved onto the stem and did the same just keeping it loose not blending everything to perfection, making sure the big forms are turning and not worrying about the smaller forms yet.
I then moved onto the base and background adding the local colors and blending the edges of the tomatoes to the background, making them work together so it does not look like a cut out painting.
This is the finished painting, I went back into the tomatoes and added the smaller forms and the highlights. I did the same with the stem, I cleaned the edges and added the smaller forms as well, I then went back into the wooden base and worked on the cast shadows and color variation through out the wood. These tomatoes were fun too paint, very interesting to observe their texture and how much character their stems can give. I hope you enjoyed this one!