Tomatoes on the vine

So here's my first painting since the workshop this weekend.  I rummaged through the refrigerator for the subject, trying to find something live to paint.  I slowed myself down a LOT more than usual - used yoga breaths and everything - and seemed to settle into painting better than I normally do.  All of this led to, what I think is a capturing of the life of the object better than usual (not hard considering before they were plastic and had no real life to them).

I would say I had slight secret with this one.  It was painted with what I'm dubbing "magic brushes" - thank you Abbey!  They are Richard Simmons titanium brushes, sizes 3 and 6.  The paint goes on like silk!  And I'm loving them!