Tuesday, November 1, 2011



Last month, for the fifth year in a row, my painting group went on a week long retreat together.  We spend the week painting, laughing, cooking, drinking wine and usually a little singing and dancing are thrown into the mix.

This year I invited the group to spend the week at my western North Carolina vacation home.

My friend Cindy brought along home canned treats of salsa, jam and pickles.  They tasted even better than they looked.  When I noticed the pickles sitting in the kitchen window sill with a few tomatoes, I knew they would star in my next painting.


martinealison said...

Des couleurs fraƮches, des couleurs pleines de vie, tout en harmonie parfaite.
Une superbe composition.
gros bisous

Susan Roux said...

So who was pickled???

Your retreat sounds divine! Just what the doctor ordered... Lovely painting.

Maria's Watercolor said...

Sounds like so much fun, and a beautiful painting as well!

Sonya Johnson said...

Love the painting - wonderful purples and blues in the background and shadows.

I love artist retreats, so I can imagine how much fun all of you had :).

carol morgan carmichael said...

Love this tomato set up. Great reflections from the window. Works for me!
What a wonderful weekend it sounds like you had!

shirley fachilla said...

This will sound totally inane, but I think you paint the bestest tomatoes I've ever seen!
I love each and every tomato painting that you've ever posted.
Your group sounds great as well.

Anonymous said...

Hello, Good to hear from you!
I painted my kitchen Sherwin Williams "Whole Wheat".

hmuxo said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time. Love the painting .. great jar of pickles.