Woman with Tomatoes
About this artwork
Artist John Kelly paints his model in his studio and places her in cool natural light. Framed by a cloud of black tulle, John provides a striking image with her warm skin tone. A frieze of tomatoes introduces pops of color across the foreground. A Venetian mask hangs from the wallÑcreating a quiet ghost-like atmosphere while allowing the dark reds and golds to balance the composition. The contemplative look on her face crowns the image, which balances the intense light, the mask, and the solid bright reds of the tomatoes.