Monday, June 4, 2012

Pear Gathering

I used the same three-pear photograph as for the last painting and
invented a background of grays just to experiment and explore a
different light/dark relationship. Since I started to paint representationally,
so many aspects of making a painting flew out the window while I
struggled with modeling the subjects. I'm just beginning to feel that's
turning around so when I step back to look now, I really am looking
at edges, temperature, lights and darks and how or whether they
contribute to the whole piece.  


martinealison said...

Des fruits qui veulent se mettent en lumière.. Un magnifique trio.
Gros bisous

weekend et coup de brosse said...

Magnifique travail de composition! c'est superbe Lorraine.

Linda Popple said...

Really a nice one! I like the grays. Pears are always a good subject to play around with.

claire christinel said...

Very nice painting Lorraine. As always your textural painterly application of paint really inspires me!

Pétales de fées said...

Wonderfull !
Kisses from France

carol morgan carmichael said...

This may be representational but it still has a wonderful abstracted feel too. Love your grays.

Virginia Floyd said...

Both paintings are beautiful. Lorraine. I really like how the light sort of glows in between the pears.

I especially like the dramatic light and shadows of the first painting. And as always, I love your lush brushstrokes and color sense.

Thanks for visiting me. Summer is so full of kids and trips ad distractions, I haven't made the time to be on my computer much. I am painting only twice a week in a class right now. Although I know I should paint more, I just don't seem to do it. There's a song about that..."I give myself very good advice, but I very seldom follow it..."

Have you produced any more paintings for the gallery? I think of you often with fondness and admiration. Hugs!