"Pear in Red"
10 x 8 in
Oil on Canvas Panel
I did this painting today in the middle of the million things I had to do, glad I did though I had so much fun with yesterdays painting I wanted to continue that today. This time I actually painted a pear other than yesterdays painting looked like pear's. I wanted to also have it in a black box to add more drama to the painting. I always love the baroque paintings that implore these type of lighting compositions. It was a challenge to paint such a dark background in one passage especially when it involves different elements that are mixed into it. What I was striving for was having the pear be the central focus with the lighting and have the rest of the light shimmer across the red cloth. I had a lot of fun painting this one especially that it was different than my normal alla prima's, I'm excited to see what else I can do with these type of compositions and lighting situation. Till then thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed this one!
Setup of my little still life with a make shift shadow box, using natural light as the main light source.