Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Red Delight

Halved Tomato, 2006, oil on canvas, 6 x 6 inches

My Monday night was no different than any others. After getting home from work I had to make dinner, and since the days have been cold I thought a good home made chicken soup would be nice. I decided to save half of a vine ripe tomato because it looked so bright and juicy, I new I needed to paint it. After eating my soup and relaxing for a bit I went to work on this small painting. I tried something a little different. Instead of painting on a canvas panel I used stretched canvas, and the change was nice. I actually liked the way the canvas bounced back as I lay the color in. For some reason I do better on canvas, or at least that's the way it appears to me. At the end I was happy to have accomplished a small painting along with a banging home made chicken soup!


hfm said...

I like the texture of it!

arianna said...

i am so impressed with the seeds -- they are absolutely lifelike, and i would never imagine it POSSIBLE to capture that in paint! you are amazing, Luis. i constantly look forward to seeing the work you post on this blog. keep it up, sweetheart! xoxo

Luis Colan said...

Hi Ari, nice to hear from you again. I thought of you last night because I was watching $40 a Day on the food network and the show was about Boston. They showed images of the area where you live, North Boston, Little Itali. I'm glad you like the work. The seeds were easy to do, just planted some blobs of paint on the canvas. Take care and I'll see you soon.