Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Red and Green Pear

Red and Green Pear / Bartlett pear
Oil on panel

Pears tend to be a theme repeated by me and, well many artists. Not sure what actually attracts artists to them; maybe it’s the organic shapes or variety of colors.

I have done several paintings of pears and have never been completely happy with any of them. Of the efforts, I am most pleased with this one. But I think it’s the background that really makes this painting, it gives a good sense of depth against the slight blush of the pear.

Thanks for looking.

Explore - Question - Learn - Enjoy,  Jim


  1. I couldn't agree more, Jim. The way you have done the background lends such depth, and really anchors the subject effectively. Another lovely work.

  2. got to be the prettiest pear i have seen in along time... soemtimes it's instinct that leads the brush:)beautiful!

  3. Hi Jim, I agree, there is something appealing about the shapes of pears. Your painting captures the lush, sensual feeling of the fruit; delicious!

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  4. Yup, the shadows in this one are spot on, as are the soft edges to the pear. It really feels as if the pear is emerging from the darkness. Great stuff! I'm looking forward to following your progress.

  5. Beside loving your pear painting I love your new blog design. Both are very nice.

  6. It is a pleasure to return here.
    Very good.