Monday, February 25, 2013

RESEARCHING TOMATOES


There are so many heirloom tomatoes and so many interesting names for them.   Lovely, dark colors, reds and greens, yellow and almost blacks.  Interesting just to look at them all.  I wanted to view some of the varities since I'm still painting on my Utah Heirlooms - those we saw and purchased the last time we were in Salt Lake City.  They had a huge outdoor market and the tomatoes tasted as good as they looked.  I have an artist friend whose husband grows them, too.  And they are so good - like the tomatoes my grandmother fed me as a child.

I'm changing up the colors - not all dark red with green striped, as the photo shows.  Sweetie has trained me not to be so picky and taste the yellow tomatoes, too.  So far, I haven't tried a green one - or a black one.

Went out today to meet the coordinator of the Art After Hours Sweetie and I have been invited to - we will show our work at the Ft. Thomas branch of the library in July.  We picked out our spots and need to decide how many paintings/photos to show.  

I also mailed out my cd for the WACC 2013 juried show - I have 2 entries and hope one gets in.  If not, I'm not out more than the cost of the cd and check for entry (I am not going to mat and frame either one until I know one got in.)






10 comments:

Christiane Kingsley said...

The tomatoes look great! Good luck with the shows, Rhonda.

Anonymous said...

I am excited that you both will be in the After Hours show!
love,
Jane

Vicki Greene said...

Looking good so far. I like the variety of colors. Best of luck with the show.

Jeanette said...

I've grown a lot of heirloom tomatoes and love the interesting shapes and colours too. They actually have taste compared to so many of the commercially grown ones.

Shape and colour works well in this.

CrimsonLeaves said...

Good luck with your entry, Rhonda, and I cannot imagine an almost black tomato!

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Christiane :) Love your latest of the horses/statuary!

Jane, hope you can come by - it will be in July.

Vicki, thanks so much.

Jeanette, thanks - here in the stores we rarely have tomatoes that taste like tomatoes. We have to wait for the farmers' markets to get good homegrown tomatoes (if we don't grow our own).

Thanks, Sherry. Yes, they are a dark dark red, almost black.

Linda Young said...

Nice looking tomatoes; summer brings these lovelies to the table! Yum

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Linda. We always look forward to the first farmers market tomatoes in the summer, too - but the produce was pretty skimpy last year.

Kevin Neal said...

Great subject to paint, tomatoes and you're off to a great start. I enjoy seeing your progress.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Kevin. It's coming along, slowly but surely.