Monday, February 16, 2009

Yellow pear 3


Pears make great subjects. A single pear subtly changes color every day, looks different from every angle, smells good, and you can eat it when you're tired of painting it.


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10 comments:

Loriann Signori said...

Wow Jala, I love the gold color in this pear....especially because the little blue streaks make the gold shout.

brian eppley said...

Another beautiful painting! I really like edges on this one

Brian McGurgan said...

This looks delicious, Jala, and yes - a great subject. I like the purple and yellow complements very much here. Very rich, expressive color.

Laurel Daniel said...

I actually did just that - ate a pear that had been painted into ripeness. This one you have looks delicious!! Great light (and shadows)!

Karen said...

Your comment makes me think of the idea of painting something that changes color so quickly every day, for like a week or so....hmmm...

Jala Pfaff said...

Loriann - Thanks, that's my favorite part of it too.

Brian E - Thanks. I've been trying to have very few hard edges lately.

Brian M - Thanks. Yep, those no-fail complementary colors, gotta love 'em.

Laurel - I just now sliced into mine, and it was rotten inside (perfect outside)! What a shock. Oh well, the next one...

Karen - You're right, that could be really cool (if one has the patience). A pear, a flower in a glass,...?

Edgar said...

Jala - The pear is wonderful as a subject... now that you point it out. It has a lumpen anthropomorphic shape, too -- personality-plus. Your painting's good enough to eat.

Edward Burton said...

Hi Jala, this is a beautiful pear - I love all of the subtle color changes in it. Thank you very much for adding me to your list of Artist Blogs. I have added your blog to mine.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

I agree, pears are fascinating to paint - they seem to have personalities, too. And green, like yellow, in shadow, is tough to nail, which you did nicely. Thanks for your comment on my blog, Jala, I always enjoy them! And I don't actually worry about painting over a black canvas, because first I use good quality paint, always, and second, I use light paints that are Opaque. And if after giving my best efforts, as such, in 300 years the paint starts to turn translucent... it was a $100 painting - there are many, many paintings which won't last that long! ;)

Jala Pfaff said...

Edgar - Thanks. I've heard many painters say they like how "human" and how comfortably human-like lumpy pears are. :)

Edward - Great, and thanks.

Kelley - Thanks. I'm still curious about how long it would take before a black underpainting started showing through. (I need to research...maybe I should call a Winsor & Newton representative or something. I plan on it...sometime.)