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Monday, July 2, 2012

"Three Porcelain Pears"

This is the latest painting I've done with the still life group that meets on Tuesday evenings at Michelle Walker's studio. I got a late start on this one due to the fact that I attended my grandson's baseball game before. Ryan is 8 years old and is a great baseball player - at least from Grandma's viewpoint - and one thing is certain...he is the cutest, best-looking 8 year old on the diamond!!!

Michelle set up this still life with white porcelain pears and a gold plein-air frame. Unfortunately my granddaughter says she likes my purple pears, so I guess I went a little overboard with the purple for the shadows.

This painting is done in oil and is painted on an 8"x10" canvas panel which was underpainted in black gesso.


Vicki Greene said...

I really enjoy studing your oil paintings. I am trying to teach myself oils and am finding it a bit difficult.

CrimsonLeaves said...

I think this is gorgeous, Barb. They look like porcelain to me, not at all purple!

Christiane Kingsley said...

Very well done as usual! If pears can be in porcelain, they certainly can have strong purple shadows:-)

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

I like how the purple perfectly integrates everything in this painting. The gold frame is a perfect complement, also!

Barb Sailor said...

Vicki, Sherry, Christiane and Susan - Thank you all for your thoughtful comments. They are all so very much appreciated.

Barb Sailor said...

Vicki - oils are very different from watercolor...for me blocking in the darks first in oils and last in watercolor is the biggest difference, and, of course, the application of the paint.