Sunday, January 10, 2010


oil on canvas

Each day that passes, I'm reminded how much I have in common with these cherry tomatoes. Although, I'm sure, some would say I'm way past my prime. But, they'd be wrong. So there.

Painting on black canvas saves so much time, however building up vibrant colors takes lots of time. Liquin to the rescue. Did I mention how much...never mind.

Just Past Their Prime
20" x 16" (50.8cm x 40.7cm)
oil on canvas
$1,200 plus $12.95 shipping and handling in the US
E-mail me for International shipping rates or other inquiries.


  1. Suzanne, SOOOO gorgeous!!

    Hm, I guess I'm not the only one who sometimes feels past her prime, as well as lets little tomatoes get that way...

  2. These are so radiant and lovely! Love those complementary colors too.

  3. Holy crap girl! This is FANTASTIC! Past your prime, my shiny heiny... You're just catching your stride. The proof is in this lovely green glass bowl of cherry tomatoes which need to be eaten soon...


  4. Suzanne, this is beautiful, I love the colors and the glass is great!

  5. Suzanne, it is such a joy to follow your blog! I am new to the daily painting scene, and you are a true inspiration. Your colors are awesome!

  6. Super delicious! Love the composition and the terrific red and orange reflections. The highlights on the green glass are soooo good. You continue to be an inspiration. And personally speaking...being a little ripe and squishy around the edges is a good thing!

  7. Oh my goodness Suzanne! I am so glad you thought you being past your prime is utterly ridiculous. In fact, don't you feel you are just getting into your stride?

    I love this. You were able to capture that delicate, paper thin skin of the tomato and the cool green glass perfectly. I'll have to look into trying paitning on a black canvas.

  8. Jala, thank you so much!

    Michelle, I really appreciate it, thanks so much.

    Don, THANK YOU! love your comment and really apprediate it.

    Mary Ann, how kind, thank you so much!

    Carol, thank you so much! Welcome.

    Gwen, thank you so much.

    Sheila, thanks so much. I don't know about hitting my stride but sometimes it feels good. Let me know what you think of painting on a black canvas.

  9. Cherry tomatoes. One of my favorite foods. You have made them look even beyond delicious. Great job.

  10. Suzanne!


    Only you could make spoiling produce look good!

    Wonderfully rendered! A nice combination of being photorealistic and painterly at the same time.

    Great job on the highlights, both the glass dish and the tomatoes themselves.

    There is great beauty in something that is losing its prime and you clearly showed that!


  11. I really want to comment on each of your posts, but I don't have 3 days to sit here. I decided to dole out your wonderful blog...only allow myself 1 or 2 posts a day until I have read every delicious word and studied each of your very stunning paintings. I cannot wait until tomorrow!


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