Converging Pears, 9x12

"Converging Pears" 9x12" Pastel on sanded paper Sold

"Out with the color," I say! The fall is taking a back seat to the more colder, grayer days of winter where I live, so I wanted to paint something entirely colorful to brighten my day. I'm now producing studio work due to the season's prohibitive weather. (If you haven't guessed by now, I am a fair weather painter). Oh, the pear! It is so commonly used for students who are learning how to create shape, shadow and volume. On the other hand, I love it's complex layers of color, some of it just flat, and some more intriguingly mixed with layers of reds, peaches, yellows, and warm greens. Because of the cooler light source, I have made the shadows warmer. The shadows may be a bit too warm, but because I intentionally wanted rich color, it is just so. Loosely painted, fun and colorful!


Blogger TJ said...

I love this painting, Brenda! Has a wistful feeling to me. I don't want the pears to fade or grow older! I think I'm imposing my state of mind on the painting! Love the color play.


11/13/09, 8:40 AM  
Blogger Brenda Boylan said...

Thanks TJ. I love the COLORS too! Yummy, deliciously bold color!

11/13/09, 8:56 AM  
Blogger Donna T said...

Gorgeous pears, Brenda! I think they are leaning in to hear some juicy gossip!

11/13/09, 1:40 PM  
Blogger Brenda Boylan said...

Yes! Better yet, I should call them "Conversing Pears"!

11/13/09, 2:10 PM  
Blogger Celeste Bergin said...

Excellent colorful pears--they definitely feel like they are engaged with one another. Four pears..Five stars!

11/13/09, 10:03 PM  
Blogger Jodi Dickhaut said...

Amazing color. I have a great respect for those who work in pastel. I am very good at making a mess more then anything. I love the line quality. Working in an art store with a frame shop we don't often see great color and line work. Bravo :)

11/27/09, 8:45 PM  

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