Lonely Pear Painting giveaway

5″ x 7″ daily pastel painting  (matted and unframed) 
surface – pastel board

Comments are closed and the winner will be announced soon!

I’m giving away a painting for the week of Oct.15th through Oct. 22nd. If you leave a comment on this blog post, you’ll be automatically entered to win this Lonely Pear pastel painting. If you haven’t already, you will also be subscribed to my newsletter which you can undo at any time, although I hope you’ll give it a try.
The deadline is Saturday, October 22nd at midnight EST. I will close comments to the post at that time and the winner, who will be randomly selected, will be notified and announced.
* I’ll need to notify the winner by email so please do not post anonymously.

In the news: For all you artists out there, I started a new painting challenge blog with my friend Pamela. We hope you’ll give it a try! You can take a peek here – http://shootandpaint.blogspot.com/
Artists of all levels of experience are welcomed to submit their work.


  • ria hills October 22, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    A winner has been selected! Please see my latest post for details.
    thanks to all for your comments!

  • biffyboy October 21, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    The pear looks good enough to eat, but your title is right, it does look very lonely.

  • katrinao October 21, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    I can see it hanging in my dining room already, a lovely painting

  • angiemann October 21, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    looks lovely

  • katherinesara October 21, 2011 at 10:56 am

    Fabulous xxxx


  • Linzi2484 October 21, 2011 at 10:09 am

    This is a lovely painting would look so nice in my house x


    Lindsey x

  • Robyn Clarke October 20, 2011 at 7:21 pm


    Moving into a new house next weekend and would love to have this hanging in our new home

  • aesop57 October 20, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Love the painting – it’s so realistic

    I have shared the comp on Twitter

    Tweet me @aesop57

  • becky004 October 20, 2011 at 8:26 am

    Beautiful colours

  • Gloria October 19, 2011 at 12:39 am

    Love your work,Ria, seen on DPW. I love your colors and the starkly beautiful composition.

  • Chas October 17, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway

  • philiboy October 17, 2011 at 8:38 am

    I love a nice Pear, and yours looks good enough to eat


  • ak1065 October 17, 2011 at 6:46 am

    lovely painting

  • Fiona October 16, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    I was looking for inspiration to do my own still life pear painting…….I am inspired, thanks

  • Kayleigh October 16, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    Lonely Pear, it makes me feel so sad… I promise I’d look after it and give it a friend :)


  • Nicola Reynolds October 16, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    Very nice, I have just the place for this too…


  • Zoe G October 16, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    This is a stunning piece, my mum is really into pastels, I will have to show her your blog

  • inspiron42 October 16, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    A very good depiction of a simple subject.

  • Sarah Bachhuber Peroutka October 16, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    What a great composition with a sophisticated palatte. I hope I win the drawing as I absolutely love this pear!

  • Julie Edgar October 16, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    Hello, I don’t know much about art but I do like your picture. Something about the shadow cast by the pear catches my eye.

  • trish October 16, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    lovely colours!

  • scrumpy October 16, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    That is just beautiful, truly love the colour contrast

  • nancy shaver October 16, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    love the elegant high contrast…

  • SarahBowie October 16, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    As always, even your deceptively simple compositions have a lot going on. Love this one!

  • Rhianna October 16, 2011 at 6:48 am

    I love your work and based my exam piece on your style, results day came and I got an A o I am very happy and very grateful that your work is online for everyone to see. The colours in this painting are beautifully pronounced, with the pear in the corner surrounded by shadows it seem isolated as well as lonely. Another fantastic piece.

  • K. Henderson Art October 16, 2011 at 4:48 am

    Nice colors!

  • Mary October 16, 2011 at 3:10 am

    Hi. I have a big old carpenters tool box. It was a paperhangers box. I painted it lavender over a coat of light blue and rubbed it back a little. I use it for all my oils and sauces, vinegars and garlic bulbs on my kitchen counter. This picture reminds me of it.


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