Sunday, July 6, 2008

A found pear...


I spent some time today going through piles of stuff in my office, determined to achieve some order. One stack was composed of newspaper and magazine articles which once had some relevance to me, recipes, photos, names of (now) unknown people and phone numbers, announcements about events long passed, sketches and other odd bits of art. I came across this pear painting and was reminded of how much I liked painting on Rives BFK paper. I think the paper is actually for printmaking, but I tried it with watercolor and liked the way paper and paint interacted. And then I forgot about it. I think it's time to get some more. (The pear was painted on Rives and then cut out and glued on a piece of paper with a gouache wash on it.)

3 comments:

juj said...

Wow! I really like the texture on that blue. And it looks great with the "orange" pear. Had fun catching up with your actual blog (usually just pop onto flickr to see what you've been up to). What a fun shopping trip you had. I haven't gone junking in eons. I think a road trip is in order.

A Brush with Color said...

I love that pear painting--I'm not familiar with Rives, but you're making me want to check it out. Sounds neat--your painting is a standout!

willow said...

Oooh, that's nice!