Wednesday, November 9, 2011

"Pear in Red"

"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.


Pamela Hunt Lee said...

Like the old world visual...beautiful.

SEILER said...


Sharlette White said...

Beautiful, rich colors. Reminds me of Fall.