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 thoughts on “Pears from art afternoon

  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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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.


  6. 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…

  7. 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.

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