Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Pears and---a yawner...


It's funny how things some about really. These pears are painted over a painting I did several years ago in another online class. The painting just hung around and stared at me and I never really liked it. It was just basically a background. So I put a little collage paper on it and started painting the pears. The pears were looking rather ho-hum until I started wiping off some of the paint. Then it became more interesting. And below is another floral that really doesn't have a great focal point. It's not bad but it was not as I intended. 
As I said somewhere before, painting like this is not only a loosening of the hand but a loosening of the mind, 
rules and intentions. It's all good. Brush time...that's what it takes. Lots of it.


14 comments:

Peggy said...

Thank you for taking us along on your artistic path. You are such a gifted artist and teacher!

Buffy said...

Beautiful Martha,love the background on the first one. I'm learning that those painting that are just sitting there unfinished or unlikeable make great backgrounds!

Bren said...

Perfect pair of pears! It may have gone through several evolutions but the end result is beautiful. It is all about just getting the paint down, at every opportunity we can.

Bevie said...

Awesome Martha..I love the colors you've used...actually I love all your art!!! (((hugs)))

Mary said...

i love the colors in the floral painting...something about purple and orange/red that just sends me!

Marilyn Rock said...

I'm just lovin' those pears! I've learned, over the years, to recycle my art canvases that have been just hanging around. xxoo

Regina said...

Love the pears. You have strengthened my resolve to work over some neglected paintings.
Your color palette caught my eye, but the painting has so much to hold my interest.

Adrian said...

Really nice job with the pears there. The colors are bright and the added text and collage take a favorite subject from ordinary to very, very nice!

Martina said...

So pretty, your pears! God, how i need some brush time! Have a lovely wednesday!

Gail said...

I'm loving all this painting spilling from you!

Valerie said...

These paintings are wonderful! You have made fruit exciting!

Unusual Girl Studios said...

Well- sure hope you love your pears now because I do!

LuckyDog said...

Gorgeous, Martha!

Lesley said...

These are gorgeous Martha. I love all the layers and the colours are so vibrant. The pears are my favourites.
x

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