(56) Pears, sans Partridge
6 x 6, oil
I love everything about pears: the color, shape, and human-like qualities, the way they can be posed and arranged. My goal with these pears (who appear to be in a huddle) was to avoid overworking the brushstrokes.
Thomas Buechner said it best "I like pears. In spite of their simple geometry, cone on sphere, they seem rather human. Hard or soft, they bruise easily."