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Four Pears

I love it when the shadows have a life of their own

At Union Market, these pears practically looked like they were painted by a watercolorist—their surface colors granulate like fine paint and the reds, yellows and greens blend in a wet-in-wet way (talking watercolorist-speak here). They also have such cute personalities.

My local green grocer provides plenty of inspiration for things to paint, so until there’s a decent snowfall…hey, tomorrow!…for some landscapes, I’ll explore locally. Thinking holiday candy might make a fun painting too.

December 2013
Watercolor and graphite
Arches cover stock, 140 lb, 14″ x 18″

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6 thoughts on “Four Pears

  1. Kathy Roemer on said:

    The pears are luscious! The foreground looks like wood grain. Great work!

    • Joy Makon on said:

      Thank you Kathy! That is my wood-grain drawing board. I stayed inside today–too cold outside, needing to recharge, and painted this. Did laundry and made soup while the paint dried. What have you been up to?

  2. It could take the name of “the ages of the pears”. Since the younger till the purple orange and older.

  3. I like your shadows on the pears. As for sweets, I think they make a great subject for painting!

  4. Joy Makon on said:

    I’m on a mission to find ribbon candy to paint.

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