Friday, July 20, 2007

EDM 87 - What I had for Lunch


OK, I'm willing to concede that maybe I'm a bit obsessed with tomatoes. Not only do I have eight plants growing on the deck and in the garden, but I also buy them from the market. I caught myself fondling some Heritage tomatos at the Farmer's Market last week. Bu I couldn't resist. They were two-toned green striped, with folds and pleats along the top, it was firm and fresh and smelled like the essence of the earth. How could I not touch it. There were purple tomatos, and striped ones, and gnarled, ugly ones. Yellow and orange and red, it was a riot of color and shapes and scents. A day without a tomato is like a day without sunlight.

Earlier, I wrote about Sarah ban Breathnach's recipe for a tomato sandwich. I agree with her about the soft white bread, but for me ithas to be fresh French bread or white sourdough bread. The bread needs to be somewhat innocuous, as it's really all about the tomatos, and the freshly ground pepper. So I've indulged my obsession and managed to combine it with an EDM challenge. This is #67 Draw what you ate for lunch. I did this in the Moleskine watercolor journal, which is a little difficult to write on as the pages have quite a lot of texture.


"It's difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato."

---Lewis Grizzard

11 comments:

martín said...

It look good! And you made me want to try a sandwich with tomatoes only. I'll try to forget about putting some ham & mayonaise like always... hahaaha.

Lin said...

OH MY GOSH!!! Looks and (sounds) fantastic! I agree about the french bread -- the crusty outside, soft inside, a bit of acidity in the tomato -- heaven!! GREAT JOB!

martín said...

I'll forget about cheese, too. hahaha

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

You did a great job with those tomatoes. Actually with the bread too. Yumm, this is my kind of meal.

Claudia said...

A very convincing painting! Nice job! (I would like to draw food, too, but I'm always quicker in eating than in drawing it!;-))
Thank you for your nice comment on my blog, too!

Africantapestry said...

Oh, I ADORE a simple tomato sandwich, just salt and pepper! Great sketch with an inviting tomato and I love your pece of bagutete...now let me see how long before lunch it is here?
Ronell

Teri C said...

Oh yum!!! I am another tomato lover and we just ate the first ones last week; tomatoes and corn-on-the-cob. Now that's summer!

Anita said...

I love tomatoes too, especially those little baby plum tomatoes you can pop into your mouth by the dozen like grapes....Mmmmmm!
Great sketch!

demibrix said...

I could look at your blog all day long! I've become addicted to grids (thanks to you, for one) and love the way you draw the little grid lines for little things! - Barbara

juj said...

Yum! Your post made me hungry. I know what I will be having for lunch.

I like the way you added just the littlest bits of black to this piece - it's especially effective on that top right tomato.

phthaloblu said...

Nice work and I gotta say I love the smell of tomatoes, too. Essence of earth says it all!