December 17, 2007

(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."

4 comments:

Frank Gardner said...

Nice job with the pears Faye. I like the brushwork. I like your choice of color for the background.

The Christian's said...

Great job, I love the quote that goes along with it too!

dave said...

just found you nice pairs, good and chunily paintined. I think the idea of painting daily is a good one but it would interfere with the telly watching.

FCP said...

thanks for the nice comments--and by the way, Dave, I kind of like listening to old movies while I'm painting, so it hasn't really interfered with the telly...