We had a small, but very nice pear harvest this year! With all those pears around, they naturally became an object to paint! We've still got a few in the fridge, but along with these paintings, I took some pictures to use for future painting sessions.
This two page spread was painted by picking up one pear at a time, deciding which side to paint, and then sketching the shape on my pre-stamped journal page. I continued to add pears until I was happy with the layout and felt I had enough to play with paint colors, and then began painting. The colors were mixed on the paper, as I painted, instead of on the palette.
This page is actually the first of the group that I painted (forgive my shadow over the painting - it was a quick picture). As I painted more pears, I think my technique improved. If I would paint more frequently, my painting would improve faster...
The smallest (only a bit larger than a credit card) pear is my favorite! I decided to add salt and it really brought out the speckles that are on our pears, something that is missing in the other paintings.