6" x 6" x 1.5"
Oil on wood panel
This is one of those paintings that is deceptive. It's the third one I've done of this pear series so I felt confident going into it. But...the lighting was subdued and therefore it surprised me how dark the "white" of the linen had to be painted. I knew if I kept going, it would work out and it did. I knew the pears would really come forward against the sombre background and it did. I can still see a tiny bit of tweaking to do but otherwise I'm happy with it.
I also generally avoid wiping out portions of a painting but I did this time. I had to wipe out two of the three pears because I used a brush that was too small for the area. I had forgotten one of my
intentions was to simplify and work more loosely and that means working with a larger brush and
choosing my strokes carefully rather than fussing. So that necessitated wiping out. And I'm glad I did. The switch to the larger brush kept the pears more interesting than they started out. I will
remind myself to not hesitate wiping out and re-working.
As always, comments, critiques and constructive criticism is always welcome.