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Friday, April 6, 2012
Two Red Pears, 5 1/2" x 12", Painted on sanded paper, Unison Pastels
I painted this from a photo in the WetCanvas reference image library back in September 2011. It was for a "Spotlight Challenge" in the Pastel Forum. I really don't like painting still life from photos, but I was pleased enough with this one. I like the color of the pears and the soft cloth they are sitting on. I used strictly Unison pastels for this. I hadn't used them in quite a while, and I forgot how nice they are. I broke a rule with this painting, the pears are "kissing", which normally makes an uncomfortable tangent. Because of the interesting cast shadow on the left pear, I think it works. Sometimes breaking the rules is a good thing, it forces you to think outside the box.