A Pair of Pears

Two Pears

Here are the pears. The black and white pear from the first class and the color one from the second. The point is to get the value and color contrast right. The b/w version went pretty well, although I struggle with finding and painting the darkest part, the core, of the shadow. I know intellectually what this means and I can see it in other pictures, but I can’t paint it myself yet.

The light I used was the equivalent of daylight without sun, so the highlights are supposed to be as cool, as close to blue, as possible, and the shadows warm, as close to yellow. This poses difficulties of course when the light part of the pear is yellow to start with. Well, that’s what I’m here for, to solve these kinds of problems.

When I got ready to do the color version, I got everything set up and then I started to panic, thinking what do I do now? This, after two years of painting! And this is not an uncommon feeling. I’ve stood before a canvas more than once, almost in tears, not having a clue what to do next. Well, I just went ahead and did something and in the end, it all worked out.

By kencrocker

Fine artist; graphic artist; draughtsman; digital artist

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