Tuesday, June 11, 2013

"Pear on Cork"
5 X 7
Oil on Panel

Please excuse the quality of my picture.  I think my photo program got zapped by lightening so I am forced to use a free program while I decide if I am going to fork out money for a new photo program.

I went to my go-to still life item today.  The first one was extremely tight and I didn't like it so I just let loose with this one.  I like it much better.  I have painted a LOT of pears!  Here is one I painted about 12 years ago.  It hangs in our living room.  Back in those days I didn't have money for art materials so I "stole" a piece of plywood that my husband was using for a ramp up into the shed.  Thankfully I have a little more money now for art supplies!

I think I am starting to feel some stress with everything that has to be done for the art show this week-end.  I dreamed my "stress dream" last night.  I was in college and only had one more test to take to complete a class which would finish my degree, but for every conceivable reason I just could not make myself take the test.  I'll let all of you psychology buffs explain that one to me!  I'm sure it represents something.

The good news is I have heard several of my painting friends enjoying sales lately so I am hopeful I will do well in my upcoming shows.

I hope you have time to do what you love today!



  1. I love the light you captured on this wonderful pear. It looks much more painterly than the one 12 years ago. Or is that because that one is so large?
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  2. Love the brushwork and your compositions are always a joy to look at! Good luck with the show, I'm sure you will do very well. Once you have everything in place you will have a great time and meet many buyers and supportive artists.

  3. Glad to see a painting of your's online again, and I love your pears (own one of them you know!). Not as large as the one on your wall! Try not to stress (easier said than done), and try to enjoy yourself at the show. Once you're there, you will! Your stress dream is pure anxiety, that's all. You will be fine!


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