Tuesday, April 15, 2014

"Square Pears", or "Pears Squared"....

Square Pears..... I know, not really.
I really should be painting another portrait, and I will very soon.  In the meanwhile, I thought I would start something that I could keep as an ongoing project.  I do love pears as a subject, they've always been a favorite of mine. 

I don't know if I'll actually have the time to paint as many pears as I'd like, but I'm going to try. My plan is to paint pears in a 6" x 6" format, using different varieties, placing them in different lighting and positions. Here are my first two, both are seckel pears, actually the same one in different positions. One side of the pear is red, the other is golden. I like the second painting best, it's looser and I like the color palette.

Painted on Wallis pro, using all different sorts of softies. Unison, Mount Vision, Ludwig, Girault, Art Spectrum and Grumbacher pastels were used.
Seckel Pear #1
© by Christine DiMauro, all rights reserved
Seckel Pear #2

© by Christine DiMauro, all rights reserved


David King said...

These are beautiful pears Christine! I think pears make great art subjects because they have such an interesting shape.

Christine DiMauro said...

Thanks David. Each one is so different, and moving them around gives you even more options. I love painting them!