Saturday, March 18, 2017

Dreaming Of The Smell Of Ripe Tomatoes

Gosh I wish it were warmer. This week I've painted up ripe tomatoes and I miss that smell. It's such a unique scent when you put your nose right up to where the stem meets ripe flesh. There's nothing better in the hot summer months. I have plans to can my own salsa and tomato sauce.

Last year I made my own catsup. Holy cow it's so good I really do eat it with a spoon! It's so much better than the bottled stuff you buy. This year, since the catsup (or tomato jam, as I call it) was so successful I'm also planning on making my own spiced tomato paste. It'll be a lot of boiling down of bushels of fresh, ripe tomatoes but I know it'll be worth it. Now all we have to do is put a bums rush on summer. Maybe if we all boycott winter together mother nature will get the message that we've had enough cold. I think I'll have to text her and complain. ;o)

Anyway, here's "Salsa", let's hope I'm sniffing tomatoes soon. (Yes, it's annoying that my scanner slightly over exposes my artwork, lol)

Title: "Salsa"
I'm adding this tomato to this week's Paint Party Friday hosted by the wonderful Eva & Kristin. Have a great upcoming week!

Best,

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15 comments:

  1. I just LOVE those bright colours Jenn! Just what I need on this cold, wet and windy day... And I really love the sound of your tomato jam... I wish I could try some!

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  2. Oh there is nothing better than the smell of fresh tomatoes from the garden! Love your salsa piece! Happy PPF!

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  3. Love the bright painting and you have made me crave ripe tomatoes. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

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  4. What a great piece or spicy art!

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  5. Oh I love your over exposed tomatoes! Except for all the amazing produce I don't look forward to the heat! Years ago I had a print of tomatoes hanging in my kitchen I really loved it! Yours is even prettier! Stunning work, I'm such a fan!

    Hugs Giggles

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  6. gorgeous illustration -and descriptions Jenn! There is nothing like home grown tomatoes. Happy PPF!

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  7. Beautiful tomatoes. It is almost that time and hope they come out of the garden as beautiful as the ones you painted.

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  8. Love those fresh tomatoes and the scent of Salsa!!!
    Your painting is so pretty and delicious looking!!!

    Happy PPF!

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  9. Yes there is nothing like home grown tomatoes. What is your recipe for the catsup? Sounds so good.

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  10. Hi there Jenn, oooh your tomatoes look so juicy and ripe for the eating - yum... I can see they must be homegrown ;D) It's a beautiful painting. Gorgeous deep colour too.
    Your plans for your future tomatoes sound wonderful - have fun!

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  11. Your tomatoes do like like they're inviting you to take a bite :-) Love that bright red colour. And hold on, the best part of winter is over, summer will be here before you know it!

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  12. Oh now you made me want to eat some fresh tomatoes! I haven't had a tomato in months, as I decided to eat (almost) only local and seasonal food last year, but I'm looking forward to when their in season. I absolutely love your gorgeous painting! So fresh and juicy!

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  13. OMGosh. . .salt shaker and sun kissed tomatoes. . .YUM. Blessings, Janet

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