Saturday, February 7, 2009

Simple Pears

Cold Shoulder, 6 x 6

The more I learn, the more I realize that painters seem to like to paint pears. I'm guessing it's because they have an appealing shape, a variety of color, and make a decent snack after you finish painting them! When I arranged these, their stems were pointing in a direction that seemed to reveal one of them giving the other two the cold shoulder, thus the name. I like naming a painting before I paint it if I can, that way I keep the concept in mind while I paint. It gives it a personality from the "ground up."


Carolyn Finnell said...

Love your pears! I like to paint them too, they seem so anthropomorphic, with so much personality and attitude. Maybe that's why I find it so easy to think of titles for them. Which is another reason I like to paint them.

julie davis said...

I agree, Carolyn. They do have personality, so it's easy to choose them as subjects, but my kids get very tired of seeing that I've painted pears again!