These are two Bosc pears that became my lunch when I was happy with the way they were rendered. I'm still working on this as something has to happen in the background and some tweaking of the pears & pot are in order. I have a sign taped to my easel that reads; DON'T BE STUPID AND OVERWORK THIS!!!
TWO PEARS AND A POT - WIP
18 x 18 on Heavy Linen Canvas paper with Chroma Interactive Acrylics induced with Impasto Gel - not for texture but for Opal shine.
Once again I throw some color around so the white of the surface will not blind me - my eyes are old and tired -
Some color onto the pears to provide that all important road map so I get an idea of where I'm going with this - as right now I have no clue!!
Some more color onto the pears and I now start to develop the shape and color of the pot - in real life the pot is white - so now I have to think what would look good - I don't like to think when I paint - I just like to paint with spontaneity, but that does not happen when rendering!!!!
I started out thinking the pot would look good sort of a white-ish grey - however it did not appeal to me so in mid stream I went to blue-ish which is the compliment of the orange tones of the bosc pears. Sometimes I amaze myself!! :>)
Some more detail and color and shine on the pears - I keep glancing at my sign - warning me not to overwork this!!! It is soooooo easy when rendering!!
I throw in the beginning of a foreground as well as some shading on the shade side and bottoms of the pears. Yes - Yes I'm being careful not to overwork!!! Jeeezzzz!!
I need to put more shadow under the pears so they will not look like they are floating, as well as some additional foreground work and some background work. I like what I call "dancing light" and movement in the FG. The BG is another story -- by the time I'm done with the painting, I always put the BG in last as I feel it needs to pickup some of the subject color and I'm not always sure what this will be, so I leave my options open. Blah-Blah-Blah--- Who am I kidding ---It's called procrastination!!
Finished piece another time - for another post - stay tuned.