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a succulent still life
Acrylic on canvas, 20 x 16 1/4 in (2009)

The subject tomatoes were the first tomatoes harvested from our garden in 2009. All-in-all it was a very poor year for gardens and vegetables especially, given all of the rain and the sun playing a lot of hide-and-seek. The tomatoes are somewhat larger than life, suggesting an all-in-one meal. Some beefsteak varieties could provide just that.

As I tell anyone who will listen, tomatoes are considered vegetables for culinary and trade purposes with the United States. Any grower will tell you that this native plant of South Ammerican grows lovely fuit, ranging from the cherry toms to the mothership Beefsteak lovelies, stretching the tape to 4 inches and more. With the right combinations of rain and shine, they can be a natural bounty as they tend to tend to over produce!

OK, OK ... vegetables ... still a great fruit though, if it was one of course.

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