Saturday, December 3, 2011

Just doing a little pear paintin'

I love to paint pears whether it is with watercolor or acrylic. This is watercolor with some writing and doodle-y lettering with it. I learned a new technique about the shadows today. They are laid down first in the contrasting/complimentary color that the pear will be, let it dry then paint the pear. And lots of fun. I learned this technique from http://www.karlynsgallery.com /Karlyn Holman at Art of the Carolinas. She is my new favorite watercolor artist. Check her out. She is fabulous. Maybe I will do a little tutorial project class on pears sometimes. They are so fun.

9 comments:

BlackPumpkin said...

These are really lovely! Love the blue one!|!

Janie Husband said...

i love watercolour....thanks for the tip....your pears are beautiful as always

PaperPumpkin said...

This is really cool, Martha. Pears, lettering styles all over, and those shadows! A treat! I have never learned so much about shadows in such a short time! Enjoy this Saturday! Kath

Fran said...

I would LOVE to see a tutorial on painting pears. Love the fun lettering you did on this too.

cindy b. said...

like all your fans, i'd love to see your tutorial. i went to the artists site you mentioned and can't see where her art is posted or any tutorials there either. please expound. : ) thanks, cindy b

Debbie Eckmier said...

Karlyn has be one of my favoritest for quite a while now. She's coming to my area for a class in June! I sure hope I can go :-)
Love this pear page Martha! You're an inspiration :-)

ArtfulLee Designed said...

fabulous pears. i would love to see a tutorial on these Martha
Lee:)

simply blue said...

Pears love you! Awesome!

simply blue said...

Also....your calligraphy so enhances the painting....

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