10 September 2008

overripe

5x7 oil on loose canvas

This painting kicked my ass. It should have been simple, but it made me work. I painted it last week, and it was flat. I came back today and reworked it. I could only take it so far,then it was that time of day when I race my kids home from school.
I see now that a sharp edge is pulling me to that right-most pear, who is practically mooning us for attention. I would rather focus on the left one, so demure and lovely. I'm finished, though. The pears are in the composter.

7 comments:

JMahorney said...

Nice rework. These look great. The values are really reading to make this 3d. :)

Dar Presto said...

Thanks Jeff.
Something doesn't sit right with me though, and I can't figure it out. Any thoughts? As I said, I'm finished, but I don't want to miss an opportunity to learn something.

indiaartist said...

Hi there, Thanks for your kind comment on my blog. I followed you here. Your onion family is simply beautiful. Keep painting:),

silvina said...

Great pears! Solid construction, great sense of light and shadow with the core shadow and local color... just one thing; "oil on loose canvas"? That's a new one on me.

Dar Presto said...

Thank you Manjiree.

Thanks Silvina. I have a 9x12 pad of tear-off sheets of canvas.

onpainting said...

A beautiful group.

Dar Presto said...

Thanks Bill. I'm off to the market to find today's subject.