I started this little painting a few days before completing Red Cabbage, and once that painting was out of the way I jumped to this one without missing a beat. This little one is a good example of paintings that flow out without any struggle, unlike the one before it. This only took three or four days to execute. The first day was uncertain, I didn't know where I wanted to go with it. On the second day I just started applying paint and decided to work with what came natural. I cleared my head and got rid of any expectations. I just wanted to have fun with it.
Although a very different piece from Red Cabbage both paintings share the same history. Tomato and Two Limes was painted over the original Red Cabbage I painted in 2004. This image is also a second version from a painting I executed in 2004 which hangs in the home of one of my patrons. The first version measured 9 x 9 inches and had a warmer fell to it, very much like Vine Ripe Tomatoes posted in May under "I Play with my Food."