You can already feel a bit of cool Fall in the air here in Seattle, which means these little jewels are finally ready for harvest! We are so far north here (further north than Montreal and Nova Scotia), that each little tomato is worth it’s weight in gold! Maybe that’s why my favorite variety is called “Sungold”!

I gave bowls of these to a few neighbors, and they looked so beautiful in the backyard in these crisp white bowls, I had to attempt a sketch. The tomatoes were painted in one pass, carefully leaving the white spot for the reflection of light, then dropping in oranges and reds as they dried. I used New Gamboge for the yellow and Pyrrole Orange to add depth. They look good enough to eat!

On another note, I’ve been working like crazy for months developing my live online perspective classes on Zoom. Tomorrow, I’ll post the information to this blog, and registration will open on September 7 at 10am Seattle time. HOWEVER, as a way to say THANK YOU to blog followers, I’m going to open up registration to you 24 hours early. By following this blog, you can sign up on September 6 at 10am Seattle time by sending me an email to StephanieBower.Workshops@gmail.com. Look for details on the courses to be posted here tomorrow!

A heartfelt thanks to my dear friends RooiPing Lim and Angela Williams in Australia who have gone above and beyond to help me and beta test the classes (Chris Haldane too!) Forever grateful to you, my friends!

3 thoughts on “Harvest!

  1. Happiest testers we are!! Got to learn to so so much it’s a great course!! A must have lesson you sure demystify perspective! I can SEE clearly now !!!!


  2. Dear Stephanie, This is a striking painting. I love the colors, the placement of the bowl on the page, and the beautiful crescent shadow that adds balance. Although I have been following your blog and have two of your USK handbooks, this is my first post. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and talent.


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