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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Painting #23: "Two Pears"

This is a postcard I painted this evening for the SWAP Yahoo group. It is 4" x 6" and is painted on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold-pressed watercolor paper with Ocaldo mostly opaque watercolors.

12 comments:

CrimsonLeaves said...

You handled this beautifully, Barb. I love the sense of the pears ripe from the tree, said tree in the background. Truly stunning!

Barbra Joan said...

Barb, I don't know what it is about pears but I love painting them also..
This is a very good rendition of them. love the colors, and good enough to eat ! BJ

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

You are doing so well with your 90 days of a painting a day - such variety and glorious colours. Love these pears - ours are all green for sale over here in England at present. Can't believe I missed your comment about having had a stroke back in January. Doesn't seem to have stopped your creative output. Sorry not commented lately - family matters, ie new great grand daughter and spending time with the family, followed by my husband being very poorly.

Christiane Kingsley said...

I love watercolor pears and these are simply perfect!

Mary Paquet said...

Barbara, it's good to see how very productive you've been. The pears are luscious and I love the softness you achieved in the background and foreground. I think of the word, "Delicious."

Barb Sailor said...

Sherry - Thanks for the high five! Your comments are so appreciated!

Barb Sailor said...

Barbra Joan - I have always loved to paint pears too! Thanks for your always encouraging comments!!!

Barb Sailor said...

Hi Joan...my 90 paintings for 90 days sort of got interrupter when I had the small stroke last month. I still plan to do 90 paintings, but it is going to take longer than 90 days! I am so sorry to hear that your husband is not doing well - I know first hand how things can interfere with the creative enterprises. I hope that things go well for you.

Barb Sailor said...

Thanks, Christiane! How is your show doing?

Barb Sailor said...

Thanks Mary. It is good to hear from you.

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

I like how you can still achieve a glow with opaque paints. That background is wonderful!

Barb Sailor said...

Thanks, Susan! The paints are an enigma (sp) - I am still trying to find out how much I can push them - layer them - etc.