Sunday, April 18, 2010

Pears on Red



In this painting I was working to create shapes that would construct the form of the pear. I wanted to work with vibrant color and chose the red piece of silk that I had stashed away in my piles of fabric. I felt pretty good with the results but it took many tries before I felt that I was actually seeing the shapes correctly. I have found that there is so much to learn that I have to bite off small bits of information at a time.

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7 comments:

Linda said...

Beautiful pears, Linda. You made a great choice in using the red silk. I like how your brush strokes show the planes of the pears. Beautiful color choices, too.

We all have lots to learn - no matter where we are on our art journey. For me, that is one of the paths I welcome!

LindaHunt said...

Thanks Linda,
I appreciate your comment...yes I agree that is the journey.

Gwen Bell said...

I like the way you aced all the values yet but did them in vivid colors. Very energizing and dynamic!

Marie Theron said...

I like the very strong contrast of complementaries in the red/green color scheme, Linda.I feel a repeat rhythm in the fact that there are three pears and three horizontal layers (pinkish layer, pear layer and red layer).

Cathyann said...

Marie is right on, Linda. I can see that you see the forms very well. I especially like the way you handled the reds in the fabric.

Victor Errington said...

Hi Linda.
Lovely painting. I love the shape of these pears, and the cloth is spot on. Well done. and all the best.
Vic.

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Linda, Great job on these pears, very Carol Marinesh! I also motice that you have solved your pastel problem, your paintings are quite vibrant these days.