Monday, January 14, 2013

Monday study of pears

8x10 oil , still life with pears
Three 5x7 oil studies of pears

I sent Mike out to buy some pears, thought it would be fun to get back to painting fruit in oils.  It was and  very  interesting.  We will eat these before they go bad.  I will continue to study the various shapes and colors of this delightful fruit.  Nature never ceases to amaze me.  Happy Painting everyone.

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    1. Thank you Sergio, I appreciate your comment and visit.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  2. Hi there Joan!... Great studies... those wee 7x5's... but am especially drawn to the strong still life that shows further "fruit" of your earlier labour! Great colour and composition... anchored by that deft and wonderfully painterly brushwork Joan! A gem!


    "Repetito est mater... studiorum." One of the few things I remember from high school Latin. It roughly translates: "Repetition is the mother of study."... andd that sure is the case in this post!

    Good Painting!
    Warmest regards,
    Bruce

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    1. Hi Bruce,

      My friend, we have just past one another in cyber flight. I just came back from your blog.

      Thank you Bruce for the encouragement, thank you for the translation, and yes I do agree about repetition. Thanks again Bruce,

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  3. Your study with the pears is wonderful, Joan...but when I saw your "still life with the pears"..I'm sitting here with my mouth opened...an outstanding painting! I LOVE IT!! I would love to stand by you when you paint...!!

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    1. Dear Hilda,

      You are so kind, wouldn't that be wonderful to paint side by side. I have the feeling I would be the one to benefit the most, your work is incredible. Thank you.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  4. Hi Joan.
    lovely pear studies and a brilliant still life. It reminds me of an old Dutch Masters painting. You do excel at Still life painting I must say. Well done my friend and keep them coming. All the best Joan.
    Vic.

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    1. To my dear friend Vic, your encouragement and support have truly helped me in the confidence department. Thank you so very much for all the kind words.

      The very best to you,
      Joan

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  5. Beautiful still life and pear studies Joan. I love your lovely warm colours. Great work.

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    1. Dear John,

      Thank you very much for the lovely comment. Just noticed your post. I am on the way over to visit your blog.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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