Monday, June 08, 2009

Close-Up Pear Study

Oil on 1/8" Gessoboard. Approx 6"x6" SOLD

I have a large pear painting in progress so wanted to use this one as a little study of the color and value variety of the pear. I watched a short you tube video from Richard Schmid and he said "It's better to have put a color in then to not have put it in at all". I think that is because once it's in you can adjust it, but without it there is no basis to start from. Those words stuck with me and this painting has more color variation then my usuals...which I like.


Linny D. Vine said...

I like it - big, bold and bright!!!

Victor Errington said...

Brilliant Pear study Michael,I could easily eat that.All the best.

PainterLee said...

I LOOOOOVVVE this! Great composition and colors!!!!

Dean Grey said...


It's funny this post is about putting down color because that's the first thing I noticed in this painting.

The color combinations are great! The orange-reds in the background go perfectly with the yellow-greens in the pear.

A lot of range in hue if you look close enough.

Good job with that!


Manon said...

Terrific work! The colors are amazing!
BTW.... love hot dogs ..... great painting!


Lovely painting! The way the pear is painted looks very fine, Michael!

Have a good week!


And regards from Spain!

KEITH PROCTOR Painting blog said...

Mmm, Good idea to show just part of the pear and the extra colour dose work well , brilliant as usual.