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Pears from art afternoon

Pears on a plate from art afternoon with Casey.

I’d like to redo these…I was so tired and I left early and the whole painting looks tired. It was such a beautiful, simple set up, I wish I did a better job. We were sitting outside and had a new friend in our little group of two, a beautiful French lady, Nicole. She did the pears in oil. She lives right opposite Casey, so maybe she can persuade Nicole to post her pears in oil…?


 WC on Fabriano HP 30.5 x 23cm

24 responses

  1. Les poires c’est magnific! My first impression is how warm and autum this painting feels. The pears are soft and ripe! The relections of them on the plate carry my eye in a constant circle around them…I don’t want to leave. The table edge seems a bit too centered and I don’t like how it wants to cut the image in two. Perhaps more or less table? The pears and plate although with darker shadows beneath them, I think you could go a little deeper with color and value in the shadow areas. I do love the way you have used a limiited palette and have executed such a dramatic painting. So are those poires going to make it into a tart? Bon journee mon ami!

    October 4, 2007 at 4:48 pm

  2. nik

    I love this painture. The colors are exploding. Great.

    October 4, 2007 at 5:03 pm

  3. Tonniece

    I think it’s wonderful Ronell. But then I am a great fan of all your wk.

    October 4, 2007 at 5:29 pm

  4. I love this. I really enjoy your work…the use of color and looseness. Thank you for sharing it. Pears are fun to draw and paint, they have a softness to them.

    October 4, 2007 at 5:42 pm

  5. I love it (and I don’t even like pears ;0) ).

    October 4, 2007 at 8:11 pm

  6. thank you for the comments!
    thanks Marta…you’re right of course and thanks for really looking, I always appreciate some input and suggestions and ideas…that is the whole idea of sharing art!
    Iona…in truth, the only way I eat pears, is when they are caramelized or poached in wine!

    October 4, 2007 at 11:02 pm

  7. Ronell, our mood when painting/drawing will often find it’s way through the brush to the canvas/paper. I think we all do paintings/drawings that we aren’t happy with from time to time….it’s just part of the process. I quite like your painting but I’m far from an expert on the subject……I just love your loose style and look forward to more of your wonderful watercolour sketches.

    October 4, 2007 at 11:28 pm

  8. lin


    October 4, 2007 at 11:29 pm

  9. What are you talking about? Tired?? We should all be so tired! I think the painting is wonderful—sparkly, colorful, full of life.

    October 5, 2007 at 3:35 am

  10. Lovely real but fresh approach to the pears, Ronell and I love the sparkle all that white paper brings to the composition.

    October 5, 2007 at 2:18 pm

  11. caseytoussaint

    Ronell, you may have been tired but your painting certainly isn’t! these really sparkle. The red, rusty shadow was a wonderful idea. I’ll ask Nicole about her pears…

    October 5, 2007 at 6:35 pm

  12. Delicious!!!!

    October 5, 2007 at 7:21 pm

  13. Gosh Ronell, You must be looking through tired eyes because what i see is beautiful. I really really like this.


    October 5, 2007 at 7:35 pm

  14. This looks anything but tired! It looks fresh and brilliant and bouncy and happy. Hope you can see the beauty now with fresh eyes.

    October 6, 2007 at 5:55 pm

  15. hfm

    Great shadows!

    October 6, 2007 at 10:57 pm

  16. janeywilde

    I don’t think it looks tired, personally.

    I have my new blog – incomplete, but here; http://sarahjanewilde.wordpress.com/

    October 7, 2007 at 10:03 am

  17. they look lovely and the colours beautiful.

    October 8, 2007 at 4:33 pm

  18. Oh I hope you don’t redo. This is beautiful.

    October 9, 2007 at 1:43 am

  19. Great, great, great.

    October 9, 2007 at 11:28 pm

  20. I ;ove these pears! Great job, Ronell!

    October 10, 2007 at 1:30 am

  21. amazing work Ronell. just amazing. You and Casey paint in such a sensitive way, it’s wonderful to see your works. Thanks for sharing. Best wishes, Martín.

    October 13, 2007 at 2:42 am

  22. I think these look incredibly lively, not tired at all!

    October 13, 2007 at 11:41 am

  23. I wish my best sketches looked like your tired ones…

    October 13, 2007 at 1:44 pm

  24. I think they look really nice!

    October 23, 2007 at 4:08 pm

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