Tuesday 16 February 2016

#35 'Comice Pear' 6x6"

One for my students, we will work on planes (surfaces) of a subject and harmonious colours. 

It was surprising how yellow the pear was, you think a pear is green so to truly see it I cut out a little hole in a piece of paper and looked at the pear, this isolates the colours, so you are not distracted with other colours around it. It helps to see what's really there not what you think is there!
I like contrasting bright colours, I originally wanted to put the pear with a blue background, but changed my mind once the pear was done I felt it need harmonious russet colours.
I also enjoyed the slightly different composition, having the corner and sides, it gives a sense of space.


  1. The three background colours are unusual but suit the pear well. Placing it in a corner has again added to its authenticity. For a 6 x 6 study, I think this painting has it all!

  2. I shall look forward to tackling this. I like the background you have created around the pear, something I have been struggling with over half term. The corner and harmonious colours make for a very compelling picture.