Painting A Day: Red Pear No. 2
“Red Pear No. 2”
Oil on canvas on masonite, 5″ x 7″
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There’s something almost human about pears. Unlike fruits that have a smooth, uniform surface – grapes, for instance – the pear is a fascinating collection of bumps, angles, highlights and shadows… much like people. I once asked my teacher about the best way to prepare for painting the human figure. His response? Paint pears.