Sunday, January 25, 2009

Purple Tomatillos



"Purple Tomatillos" 8"x10"

SOLD

Did you ever see a purple tomatillo? I've seen them but never have cooked with them. They have the most beautiful deep purple fruit (?) and that husk was so papery and textural I just had to try painting some. I guess my green salsa won't be green huh!

16 comments:

Sandy Maudlin said...

EXQUISITE! Beautiful to look at for a long time.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I love this, Pablo. Happy Painting New Year to you.

Nick said...

Beautiful palette on this, a bit restrained, just right.

RHCarpenter said...

I could lose myself in those soft shadow colors and background merging from violet to deep blue. Gorgeous against the warms of the bowls and tomatinas. So beautiful!

Joanne said...

Pablo, this painting is spectacular. I am so glad you discovered purple tomatillos! I have never seen them in this color - but I will be visiting my Spanish market soon to see if they carry them. I hope your Salsa tastes as wonderful as this painting looks. :-)

Chris Beck said...

Fabulous, Pablo. (Was this your secret backup for foods that start with P?) ;-D

Don Gray said...

What a beautiful watercolor, Pablo!

Waldstein said...

Hello Pablo, I've been jumping trough some blogs (starting from Sorrentino's one) and suddenly I needed to stop here.

Beautiful paintings, thanks from my eyes. My wife says she likes the life beating in the colours you use.

I'm from Spain, and because of this, can't explain who much I liked this spreading lovely realism. Good look.

Waldstein said...

I forgot to tell you about a book that you may have already readed yet, because it is a worldwide bestseller. It's title is "The shadow of the wind", and the name of the author, Carlos Ruiz Zafón.

Pablo Villicana Lara said...

Hi Everyone! busy busy as usual but I wanted to Thank You all for your comments. I'll be posting some new stuff soon!
Currently I'm in Science Project hell with the kid's!
Thanks again!

Desiree said...

Amazing work you do! I just found your blog and I am in amazment of your talent.

Nes said...

Me encanta la luz que tiene y sus colores. Dan ganas de tocarlos.
Un abrazo
Nieves

hissnhowl said...

I'm so happy to have found your blog this morning - what beautiful and inspiring watercolors. I look forward to checking back often!

Fábio Cembranelli said...
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Jala Pfaff said...

Fantastic work! Truly exquisite.

Tim said...

Wow! I am a photographer and gardener. I grow purple tomatillos and love to watch them mature on the plant. When they first split the husk they are green and quickly develop a purple blush where they are revealed to the sun, eventually turning a beautiful deep purple all around with time.

What strikes me with this painting, aside from the exquisite color palette is the way you have captured the delicate husks. The specular light just makes them so real I can feel the husk crumble and crunch!

Do you sell any reproductions of the image or only the original?