I've been working on 4 paintings for this exhibit. The largest measures 8" high by 24" wide. I set up several arrangements with pears and took many photographs. After studying several arrangements and the many photographs I took of them, I selected the picture below to develop into a painting:
The red pears were some of the largest I have seen, and they contrasted beautifully with the tiny yellow ones that also caught my attention in the produce section. I kept the drapery neutral in order to bring out the color differences in the pears.
Working in oils, I blocked in the initial layout and values on a plain white stretched canvas using burnt umber thinned with oderless mineral spirits (OMS).
Finally, the color was applied:
|Sequence of Pears|
Thanks for letting me share my art with you. I hope you like it.