5 x 7 in
Oil on Canvas Panel
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I started with a dry brush approach no medium were used in this painting. I used little raw umber on the brush to draw on the canvas. I stated a little of the shadow shapes to give me a blue print where I need to put in the shadows. Then I added all the darks in the painting, I used ivory black, burnt sienna, and cadmium red. I am taking the shadows to an almost finish, the reason why I do not take it to a finish is because when I add the other tones the darks will be effected by the tones around it so I will have to go back into it and darken it or lighten it.
Then I start adding the dark mid tones, I used cadmium orange, yellow ochre, and burnt sienna. Then I added the mid light tones and lighter tones, I used yellow ochre, titanium white, and a bit of cadmium yellow medium.
By this stage I have all the information I need in the pear and I start shifting the paint around where they need to be placed and darken the shadows and add the highlights. I am bring everything to a finish and moving onto the next stage. Then I added the mid and light tones in the base, I used burnt sienna, burnt umber, and titanium white.
I then added the background which was naples yellow, titanium white, and a bit of cerulean blue. Once I put the background in I made sure to go around the edges of the base and pear and soften the edges. Edges are really important in a painting, they can either make or break you'r painting so pay careful attention to your edges. This is the finished painting, it took me an hour and a half to paint this one and I am really satisfied with it, hope you enjoyed it!