Sunday, May 9, 2010

Pear Pair For My Mother

Pear painting by Shari Erickson It's a strange and wonderous thing, how artists through the ages have chosen pears as subject. There are countless paintings featuring just a pear or two. Do a Google image search and be amazed! My mother has always been attracted to such paintings, especially those in the trompe l'oeil tradition. She has wanted me to give one a try for years. I finally got around to it in time for Mother's Day and am pleased with how much she likes it. What an interesting project it was! I am a bit amazed with how much I actually enjoyed painting such a simple subject. The reflection of the sky on the left pear and the reflected light from the left pear onto the right pear captivated me. 4 x 4 inches in Golden Open Acrylic.


Pat said...

Stunning. Simply stunning.

Jill Iversen said...

That is so good!! Nice to come see what you have been up to!