Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Yellow pear 4


When I first started trying to paint pears, I thought they should be easy but found them nearly impossible. I'm glad I persisted. I feel as if they and my paints finally befriended one another.

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13 comments:

rahina qh said...

Pears, lemons, they have this effect on me too! I love the way you have put that rich moody blue on the left of the pear and blended it to the back. This pear has attitude, well done Jala. r.

LSaeta said...

Glad you stuck with it. Nicely done. Your shadows are perfect.

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

I just saw your pear on a link on R. Garriott's blog, it's beautiful! I love the reflected light...it's perfect!
I would agree that pears can be hard, I just finished a painting today.

Cathyann said...

Wow, I mean really, wow. I just love the turquoise underside of that pear, Jala!

artbyakiko said...

This is a beautiful painting of pear! I love the overall colors and the lighting.

Kim Denise said...

I know what you mean--pears are a lot more difficult than they look! But there is something so satifying about painting them. Love the color in the shadowed side--gorgeous!

bonnieluria said...

You got it all!
The strokes, the crazy foreshortening and curvature of a fruit that turns its' back on you and then comes around and gives you a wink from its stem.
And then there's that turquoise undershadow!

There would be only one way to improve that pear- a chocolate sauce.

You really saw this pear Jala.
Just perfect.

Janelle Goodwin said...

I always love seeing your pears!

JMahorney said...

Wow, I love it. Beautiful. That shadow-side blue light is such a fun choice.

Vern Schwarz said...

This pear is killer Jala. I'm lovin' those blues in the shadow and the overall looseness, and that delicious little highlight right in the center.

L.Holm said...

Glad you stuck with it, too, Jala - they've become good friends!

Laurel Daniel said...

This color combination on the pear is stunning!

Gwen Bell said...

Wonderful loose strokes. I'm digging those dark darks!