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Saturday, September 29, 2007

A Pair of Pears


A Pair of Pears, 6x6 Oil on canvas, gallery wrapped and painted around the sides.

I've seen lots of red pears this season, but these 2 called to me across the grocery store (which, as you know, sometimes happens to me!) I loved the rich color, which ranges from ocher to russet to purple. I also thought their shapes were just about pear perfect! As I set this up to paint, the shadows were also quite beautiful... they are painted with quite a bit of color. With all this drama going on in the subject, I kept the background composition very simple... which I think works in this case. I also painted this in the style of contemporary realism. This one has become one of my favorites. By the way, I ate one of the pears yesterday, and it tasted as good as it looked!

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9 comments:

Rosehaven Cottage said...

This painting is absolutely breathtaking, Helen! I'm now toying with the idea of bidding on it, I love it so much. Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

Helen Read said...

Thanks Cindy! I'd love knowing it was living at your house! ;-)

Bronwyn, said...

These pears are so delightfully defined, & the light on the looks so natural, too. I like the colours you've used for the shadows.

BoydGreeneArt said...

Very nicely done. I love the simple beauty you have captured focusing all the realism where it matters most. Nice composition and color as well.

Sandy B. said...

Helen,
Yum! these look delicious enough to devour. The detail is exquisite! By the way I also loved the lavender!

Sandy B.

Sandy B. said...

P.S. Santa says he thinks I've been a pretty good girl so he may just bring be one of your paintings for Christmas! Keep painting so I have lots to choose from and I'll try to keep out of trouble in the mean time!

Sandy B.

footiam said...

Nice, nice . I wish I can produce such lifelike fruits but my painting are rough and vulgar! Check in http://steptpg.blogspot.com for my very own naive art!

Thea said...

Love those pears, your art is lovely.I do think this realism style suites your brush.

Lynda Lehmann said...

Your pears are beautifully done, Helen, and the quiet, neutral background is perfect--it doesn't detract from the beautiful form and color of the subject!

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