Monday, May 24, 2010

Pear Impromptu

Sometimes don't you just have to run as fast as you can to your paints and paint a pear? No? Well, sometimes I do. I love pears--and I love to eat a juicy ripe pear. An aunt used to send us a whole box of pears for Christmas when I was a child and we had pears for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
As you see this is actually on cheap graph paper and I used some stamps and Caran de Ache for the shading. It gives a glazing effect which I like and will start to learn to do with my oils. I am way far away from that though. I have to do my value scale on the pot I drew first. Drawing the pot was the first hurdle! And it all comes back to the drawing...the hardest part.
Power to the Pear!


jgr said...

This pear is beautiful! Good luck in your new class, I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Buffy said...

What a perfect pear,love that background too!

Patti G. said...

Martha, this pear is gorgeous!

Wishing your sweet daughter a wonderful birthday! They are our "hearts" aren't they?

Love the painted t-shirt too! So much eye candy here! Wheeeeeeeee!

Marthann's Musings said...

OHHHH Martha, great minds think alike. Or maybe Marthas think alike. I also drew a pear for my latest EDM entry as did Liz B. How funny. And all are very different. come over and see mine. I love, love yours. very different.

Sandi said...

Martha, wonderful pear, pears lend themselves wonderfully to creativity, their shape and color fascinating, I love how you have rendered this, just beautiful. Hugs

Art by Darla Kay said...

That's a beautiful pair Martha!

Anonymous said...

I grew up on a farm with tonns of pear trees ... and pear pie is my absolute favourite thing!

as much as I enjoy pears...i have never expressly ran to my studio to put that down on paper...but it's a good thing you have!

your passion really comes through...great work!

you and your blog are quite a PEAR!

ciao bella!
creative carmelina

lori vliegen said...

you make pears (and graph paper!) look better than anyone i know!!! this one looks like it's ready to be served for breakfast! hope macaul had a fun day yesterday!!! xox, :))

Diane said...

I love painted pears--this is perfect. Martha, you're so darn good!

Timaree said...

Great picture. So what if it's on graph paper. It's wonderful how you've made the background and the pear different but the same.

Kathryn Zbrzezny said...

I love your pears, Martha! When I was a little girl, there was a pear tree right outside my window. I always wanted to hang out of it and pick the best ones. {Your daughter is beautiful!} ~K♥

Gifts of Creation said...

YES, I do have to run and paint a pear sometimes!! or take its picture with my camera...This is just so sweetly done.. I love it.

Jennifer DeDonato said...

This looks great...I am totally loving the background.

rachel awes said...

i love your pear!
such delicious colors
& texture!
juicy art.
lovely to visit!x


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