Saturday, October 23, 2010

Three Pears on a Table - SOLD

"Three Pears on a Table"

5 3/4" x 7 3/8" Oil on linen mounted on board.
$150. + $8. s&h - sold

You may recognize this table edge from previous paintings. It is not really a table but just a piece of some furniture that dates back to the Civil War. It was my great great grandmother's dresser, those where there are two sides with drawers and the middle dips down as an open area on which to place toiletries and a tall mirror above. During a move the dresser was damaged beyond repair and I salvaged the pieces. The two outside sections with the drawers I use as night stands in our bedroom and the middle drop down area that was just a shelf I now use as a small "table" for still life arrangements.

Painting this was pure joy. It was one of those paintings that I felt good about from the start without going through that doubtful stage. Yes, this is tight for me again, but it felt so natural I just didn't worry about being "loose".


16 comments:

Virginia Floyd said...

This is so beautiful. The pears are so well done, with their shadow edges and areas where the light is striking them. The wallpaper is a perfect background for the pears.

And I love your story about the furniture from your great great grandmother. Sometimes things have a value far beyond just money. They make memories.

Lorraine Shirkus said...

Very beautiful! I really marvel at your ability to handle the various textures. The polished pears against the tapestry really make them sing!

carol morgan carmichael said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. Love the wallpaper in the background. Terrific!

Karen Bruson said...

Absolutely gorgeous painting. So glad you salvaged a family heirloom.

victoria eugenia said...

Fantástica esta pintura. Mis felicitaciones. Saludos. Victoria.

Shirley Peters said...

WOW!!! This is beautiful. Is that untouched linen in the background? If so, its is very clever, as it is a foil for the soft pears.
And the wood is touchable!
Congratulations.

Brenda Ferguson said...

Marilyn, this is a beautiful piece. It has a richness to it.

Katie Wilson-Bernatas said...

This a beautiful painting. It's nice when they flow.

Debbie said...

Oh Marilyn this is lovely!! There is something special about paintings on linen when the linen texture shows. The floral shapes in the background compliment the shapes and directions of the pears and stems so nicely. I'm just curious, did you make this linen panel, or purchase it?

painthorsestudio said...

This is just beautiful. I wouldn't worry about being loose if you paint this beautifully "tightly"! Nice job...

LindaHunt said...

Marilyn, this is such a lovely painting. The color works very harmoniously. I am drawn to the sheen on the pears. Nicely done.

Edward Burton said...

You did an absolutely beautiful job with this, Marilyn. Fantastic.

Elena Malec said...

splendid painting, Marilyn.

SYLVIANE said...

Magnificent pears!

Daily Paintings said...

Beautiful!

Jennifer Young said...

Wowsa. This is absolutely stunning Marilyn! I love the use of pattern and movement in this piece. Masterfully executed. It is a delight to finally spend some time here on your blog seeing what you are up to!