Sunday, January 15, 2012

sugar cherry tomatoes

Here are the sugar cherries one last time, as finished as they are going to get:
I can see places that I would like to fix up still, but sometimes you just have to let a painting go. Maybe one day I will come back to it. I also started working on a muskmelon today, but I am going to do some more work on it tomorrow and will post it then.
Here is some more tomato history from wikipedia:
The tomato is native to South America. Genetic evidence shows the progenitors of tomatoes were herbaceous green plants with small green fruit and a center of diversity in the highlands of Peru. One species, Solanum lycopersicum, was transported to Mexico, where it was grown and consumed by Mesoamerican civilizations. The exact date of domestication is not known. The first domesticated tomato may have been a little yellow fruit, similar in size to a cherry tomato, grown by the Aztecs of Central Mexico. The word "tomato" comes from the Nathuatl word tomatl, literally "the swelling fruit".

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