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“Tomatoes” is part of the Food Collection, and the Gallery Collection

My neighbour Beatrice grows Tomatoes right here in the city amidst the Dahlias and Hydrangeas in her front garden…somehow they fit the unplanned scheme of the garden, and I love it when she donates some fresh ones for my lunch…the joy of the everyday things in life…

Acrylic on Canvas…

The street
filled with tomatoes,
midday,
summer,
light is
halved
like
a
tomato,
its juice
runs
through the streets
.

It enters at lunchtime,
takes
its ease
on countertops,
among glasses,
butter dishes,
blue saltcellars.
It sheds
its own light,
benign majesty
..excerpt Pablo Neruda…Ode to a Tomato

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janis zroback, food, red, still life, yellow, green, acrylic, fruit, tomatoes, summer, harvest

I paint in many different styles and feature a myriad of subject matter, which I show as individual collections….
I am inspired by the world interpreting it in brilliant colours, often influenced by the writings of famous authors and poets..
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  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackalmost 6 years ago

    4-5 tomatoes
    feta cheese or fresh mozzarella cheese
    1 small onion
    black olives
    fresh basil (about 10 leaves)
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    2 tablespoons balsamico
    garlic powder
    salt and pepper
    Cut tomatoes, feta or mozzarella and onions and prepare it on a dish; first tomatoes, then onions, then the cheese. Lay the basil leaves on top.
    Mix the oil and balsamico with some garlic powder (or fresh garlic) and seaon to taste with salt and pepper.

  • blamo
    blamoalmost 6 years ago

    the stems look supurb and the green background suits this so well

  • Thank you T…I just love to celebrate the everyday things that fill our lives…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • zangi12
    zangi12almost 6 years ago

    yammmiii yammiii
    lovely texture.

  • Thank you so much S…glad you like it…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Avril Brand
    Avril Brandalmost 6 years ago

    Wow… AND I love your recipe!

  • Thanks Avril….

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsalmost 6 years ago

    Lovely painting, especially the reflective qualities of the tomatoes. As for me, slice it and put it between two pieces of bread with some mayo. Love it in the summer. Then if I want to get fancy I’ll fix a BLT.

  • It’s great any ay you make it, especially in a bacon sandwich…glad you like the painting…I often do tomatoes and actually most anything that finds it’s way into my kitchen…you’ll see when I post the one I’m doing right now.

    – © Janis Zroback

  • JRobinWhitley
    JRobinWhitleyalmost 6 years ago

    Okay, I really love your work. Keep it up!! I live with an 86 year old woman who also is an excellent painter. We’ve been trying to get her motivated and she loved your paintings as well.

  • Thank you Robin…you really should post some of the paintings in her portfolio…thank her for me…glad you both love my work…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Racheli
    Rachelialmost 6 years ago

    Janis, this is so very beautiful, complementary colours are irresistibly…….say no more……..::)))) accurateness shadowing, very nice.

  • Thank you Rachel…glad you like it…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • hilarydougill
    hilarydougillalmost 6 years ago

    beutiful artwork Janis, look good enough to eat, beautifully rendered. hugsxxx

  • They were eaten right afterwards…thank you so much Hilary..

    – © Janis Zroback

  • pbradyart
    pbradyartalmost 6 years ago

    Really nice work.

  • Thank you Paul…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • darkestartist
    darkestartistalmost 6 years ago

    great vibrancy in the choice of background. wonderful composition.

  • Thank you so much…I’m really pleased that you like my work…

    – © Janis Zroback

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