Monday, April 25, 2011


Original Oil on Linen 8 x 8

I hope you all had a very Happy Easter with family and friends. After last weekend with the Studio Tour, I was very happy to sit back and relax. I did manage to get a little painting in though.

I saw these Bartlett pears at the store and loved the rosy glow on the gold. They looked so sun kissed. I decided to place them on an old pop crate that I have, and it reminded me of harvest on the farm. For this one I was concentrating on creating the glowing light on the pears, and on brushwork. Trying to keep it loose and say it in less.



  1. Very nice! I like the composition and the use of the wooden surface. I like how the long stem breaks the horizontal line of the wood edge.

  2. Wonderful glow! Very harmonious color palette. And I like the arrangement--like that stem, too!

  3. You definitely got the loose happening's quite exquisite!

  4. Beautiful, very beautiful still life!

  5. Thank you Brad, Virginia, Sunbeam, and Antonio for your inspiring comments. It really keeps a painter motivated when her peers provide feedback.