Saturday, October 07, 2006

Red Pear



oil on gessobord, 6 x 6 inches
Sold.

I couldn't resist this beauty when I saw it in the supermarket. So lush. So shapely.

As a bonus, the winning bidder will also receive a free original Haiku on the theme of the weight of a pear, solitary moments, and the nature of thankfulness.

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14 Comments:

Blogger Rhonda Hurwitz said...

This is breathtaking. well done!

5:23 PM  
Blogger Luis Colan said...

Love the colors on this one. Very intense.

5:52 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I think this may be my favorite fruit still life of your David. I love it's spatial quality. The shadow the the pear's left side (our right) is brilliant. Congrats!!!

7:07 PM  
Blogger David said...

Thank you all for visiting. I feel like I could spend a long time studying fruit. I'm glad that I can improve on each effort -- there may be many pears in our collective futures -- they are just such a great subject for study! Cheers.

2:05 AM  
Blogger The Mater said...

"I couldn't resist this beauty ... so lush, so shapely."

David, isn't that what you said about Jenn the first time you saw her?!

You make a great "pear". hehehehe

Love, MIL

8:21 AM  
Blogger Steven LaRose said...

Interesting.
People are talking about:
"Pear shadow, stage left"
Don't you have some theater related job?
I like these newer ones that are more "staged". And yet, they are true landscapes no? Red Pear, Dollhouse Nightstand, and Soap Stone Rhino, all have that foreground edge along the bottom, the object in middle-space and a powerfully loose deep space.

ps-My daughter's favorite snack is pear slices and brie.

12:39 AM  
Anonymous geogirl said...

Oh my gosh...the colors. Gorgeous! Honestly, it takes my breath away!

1:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh! You dasturdly tempter of pear lovers. I can't! I might.

yours temptedly,
Catherine

8:12 AM  
Blogger David said...

I'm so thrilled people are enjoying this one. It was really fun to paint that shadow and to work the dark side of the pair right into it.

Steven -- it's true, my set up is evolving a bit, but slowly, I hope. I want to evolve organically. The "theatre stage" is more a bit of luck than anything else. I found an antique shelf that we had taken down for some reason or other, that had a groove in it for displaying a plate. It also happens to be perfect to slide a bit of masonite board into, with a sheet of colored paper tacked to it. It's a make-shift cyclorama!

PS -- I ate the Asian pear with sharp cheddar the other day. It was excellent. Your daughter has good taste.

11:54 AM  
Blogger Kathleen Marie said...

Love the colors! Vibrant!

9:44 PM  
Blogger Peter Yesis said...

wonderful job. perfect color combination and great brushwork.

8:03 AM  
Blogger David said...

thanks, Peter . . . I like how this one came out, a lot!

10:49 PM  
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