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9th Annual Art-a-Day Challenge, January 2017!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

"Solitary Pear"

When my friend was closing her art studio, she gave away a lot of her still-life props-- and a lot of imitation fruit. I also bought a plethora of canvases and boards from her. This little pear has the sweetest shape, a bit big in the bottom. Perhaps it's a shape I relate to ;-) as I see it often in my mirror at home looking back at me. This is also painted on the black gessoed surface. I love the effortless quality that other artists' utilize, when the paint doesn't go all the way to the edge and some of the background peeks through. Their pieces seem to have more confidence. Hopefully this little solitary pear has a confident, jaunty quality about her.

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"Solitary Pear" 5x5 oil on panel with black gessoed surface, ©Laura Gable

6 comments:

Rastovich said...

Laura,
This show great virtuosity.

Ed David said...

Love the pear. I can almost taste it. Not as much as my plums, but close. - Ed

Lapoynte said...

Laura, What are you talking about, -this doesn't look anything like you; you're a peach!

Greg Ashby said...

Love the brush strokes, full of paint

a woman who is said...

As always love your colors!

Laura Gable said...

Thank you all. I had to look up virtuosity in dictionary.com -- wow thanks Michael.

It's easier to make the brush strokes visible by using a lot more paint ;-) and trusting the stroke. Easier in oil too, than in watercolor.