21 May 2012

Red Pears

12 x 9 : oil on Belgian linen panel
SOLD (framed ... see photo below)

I'm sure these pears have a name but I can't for the life of me remember what it is (it was there on the sign when I bought them but in my dotage it has totally slipped my mind).
It made a nice change to paint something red but always a new challenge when painting something totally new to you.
The pear on the right was painted in a very high key at first and then glazed many times to get it to recede into the background (the old master influence creeping in there).

More paintings to follow ..... I didn't post any new work recently because I just wasn't happy with a lot of the work I was doing but I am hoping that the new paintings I am doing will set me in the right direction again (to be posted in the following weeks ... hopefully).


  1. Salve Paul, che atmosfera in questo quadro.......sembra che il tempo si è fermato come per magia, complimenti.
    Una curiosità: mia figlia non è un fiore però si chiama Selvaggia.
    Buon lavoro
    Un sorriso

  2. Your skill and talent is incredible. Lovely red pears....and the lettering on the book...amazing. And then there is your skill with shadow...over the top!

  3. Luscious results, as always, Paul. Hope you get your art mojo back up to desired levels. Dissatisfaction can be such a great motivator.