red pear

6″ by 7″ daily pastel painting, unframed


My husband shops and cooks on weekends which gives me more focused time to paint. Yesterday he brought home 3 red pears. 
I had to make a new still life box to stage the pear. I probably took about 50 photos and I was happy with 3 of them. This is the first and there will probably be more to come.
I love the colors of this pear and I bumped the colors up a bit on the fork.
The timing for my recent pear paintings couldn’t have been more perfect. Mario at contacted me earlier today to ask if he could post one of my pear paintings and I found out that the Pastel Journal is having a fruit and/or vegetable still life painting competition!