Saturday, October 25, 2008

Wanna Dance?

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5"x 7" Oil on Ampersand Gessoboard.

I so loved painting this. It was mostly painted yesterday and a few detail or changes made today. When you paint a lot of produce the pieces of fruit or vegetables can begin taking on personalities. This little demur pear almost seems to speak in answer to the apple who has his feet firmly planted on the ground before her. Such drama!

There is no way to photograph a vivid red. The red in the original is much deeper and a bit cooler. At least the overall color seems correct.


Debbie said...

Marilyn, I love paintings of fruit with the leaves still attached! it gives the fruit a more natural feel, like it was just picked. I also like the interesting shape the shadow behind the pear creates. Very nice, glad to see you are back painting again and enjoying it! -That didn't take long!

Marilyn M. King said...

Thanks, Debbie. This pear was a fresh picked pear and I agree that the leaves can make the painting sometimes.