Preppy Pear, 6 x 6
This pear was done about 1/3 of the way through Carol Marine's workshop; she made us paint one painting with single strokes: we could only put paint on our brush, make a stroke, then go back to the palette and mix or pick up paint again. No more than one stroke on the canvas at a time. This was more of a challenge than any of us thought! The temptation to keep touching the canvas was enormous, but on this piece, I did it, and I think it lends a purity and sense of thoughtfulness and to a painting that we often lose sight of as painters.