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Vine ripe tomatoes and herbs



Vine Ripe
 watercolor on Fabriano Artistico paper
9" x 12"/ 23 x 30,5 cm


These tomatoes are from my father-in-law’s garden. We had an unusually cold summer which killed many of the plants but the few that survived are now giving him a nice crop. I am always happy to be a recipient of a basket of his fruits, assorted herbs are also welcome, if present. Who doesn't appreciate the “just picked from the vine” flavor?  Naturally I love to capture all that goodness on paper, I cannot resist the juicy red colors.

While on the subject of JUICY colors...my blogging friend, Laura Leeder, was one of my choices for last week's "blog hop around the world". I hope you take the time to pay her a visit and see her elegant still-life’s and florals. One look at her incredible ability with color and you will understand why I am such a big fan of her work!

I hope you are all well and thank you for the visit!

Comments

  1. Fantastic watercolor, Celia. The color of these tomatos are beautiful. I have a few tomatoes left and will miss when no more fruits are left on the vine.

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    1. That is the problem, they taste so much better than the store bought...oh well! Thanks for the kind comment Hilda!

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  2. Very pretty Celia. Fresh from the garden is the best!

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    1. Thanks Lorraine, I love playing with cool and warm reds, so many varieties!

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  4. Yum, your tomatoes seem so juicy!
    Beautiful watercolor, Celia !

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  5. Well !!!!! Now YOU are someone who knows how to paint a tomato...LOL !

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  6. Oh Celia - these tomatoes just jump off the page - juicy and beautiful for sure. I love everything about this painting. (Of course tomatoes are one of my favorite fruits). Hugs. P.S. - I know Laura's work and you are right it is beautiful - just like yours!

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    1. I'm happy you already know Laura's work, thank you for the kind words! Have a wonderful day my friend!

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  7. Beautiful and fresh colors in this lovely composition,love the perfect red of the tomatoes ! You are so lucky to get the them right from the source ! Have a nice week !

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    1. Thank you Jane, I appreciate your visit! xx

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  8. I love the subtle mix of reds in these tomatoes. And how perfect to have them straight from the vine. Delicious. I will pop over to see your friends blog

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    1. Thanks Polly, I'm happy you noticed the changes in the red!

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  9. I love the subtle mix of reds on these tomatoes. How lovely to receive them straight off the vine, they will taste delicious. I will pop over and see your friends blog

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  10. Lovely work Celia, that tomato on the left particularly speaks to me - you've captured the gloss of its skin perfectly!! How lovely to be the recipient of such fine fare!

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    1. Thank you Wendy, some are more ripe than others and the colors transition to a deeper red. I have enjoyed your sketches so much this month!

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  11. Bonjour chère Celia,

    Une aquarelle remplie de vitamines et de couleurs sublimes. J'aime la diversité de vos rouges. Ils contrastent magnifiquement bien avec ces sublimes bleus.
    Une très belle composition.
    Je profite encore des très belles tomates du jardin de l'un de mes amis. Cette semaine j'ai eu droit à de belles variétés...

    Gros bisous♡

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  12. A beautiful finish Celia. Even tho the tomatoes are the show stopper here,
    I love the way you handled the greens just as much.

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    1. Your feedback means a lot, thank you Carmella!

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  13. Fab looking tomatoes Celia. Hope you had a good summer.

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    1. Thanks Laura, it went by too quickly is my only complaint!

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  14. Direi che più che una natura morta, questo acquerello è una natura viva!! Quel rosso riempie di vitalità il dipinto, molto bello Celia! Abbraccio.

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  15. I love the blue you chose to set off the red and green so well. I think it makes the whole painting much richer than the typical red with only green

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    1. I'm happy you noticed it, Julie, this is where I always fall short and I appreciate having feedback to ease my doubts. Thank you!

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  16. Hi Celia, I find your tomatoes so yummy. They seem to be lying nearby a window thus the blue sky. I 'm never sure if I must call them fruits or vegetables, so I just enjoy them . Almost everyday.! Your aquarella shows great finesse Celia. Hugs

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  17. Luscious! Literally and figuratively! You use watercolor as it should be used Celia! Moist! Colorful! Juicy! Now I am hungry!
    Nice work buddy!
    Michael

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    1. I'm sorry your hungry! I love that you are back blogging again, thanks for the visit!

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    1. Thank you Linda, I love the word refreshing!

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  19. A beautiful painting Celia! I too, love your colour choices and the fresh approach you've used. Thank You so much for your lovely comments and friendship! I wish you a happy and creative fall. I will be absent from blogging this month as I tend to my incredible workload. All the best!

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    1. I will miss you Laura, thank you for your kind words and I hope everything goes smoothly! xx

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