La Tomate

La Tomate
acrylic on canvas
12″ x 24″

This painting began with the artful scraping of rough textures onto the surface. Then came the cobalt sky with its blustery clouds, and a lovely ripe tomato soon emerged, floating against the background like an Italian Magritte.

Here again—as in my other tomato paintings—you see the push-pull of positive and negative shapes, and the vivid complementary colors, but in this one, I used a rough-bristle brush and coarse molding paste to create greater depth and contrast between the different layers of paint.

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