Many, many years later I still smile when I remember Garrison Keillor's
monologue about growing up in his small town
where EVERYBODY grew tomatoes in the summertime.
You can only give away so many tomatoes so many times, so the
locals resorted to sneaking around at night and placing them in one anothers' cars!
I laughed because in the small town in which I grew up
they really did that! There was kind of a unwritten summer competition the
neighbors had. Everyone had grown so many beautiful, juicy tomatoes
which they gladly shared with neighbors. At times, we wondered what we were going to do with all of them! There were some very creative solutions as I remember.
I always enjoy painting tomatoes. Each has their own personality as pears do.
Getting a deep, dark red is a challenge for me, so this time I
added a little black to my cadmium reds or vermilion, and it seemed to work alright.
Black is powerful so you have to add it in small amounts until it is the shade you need.
Have a great week, everybody! Fall is beginning to show itself here
in Arizona with crisper temps in the a.m. and evenings. Yaay!
Goodbye 105 to 110 degree temperatures!!