One Yellow Pear, 5 inches by 7 inches, December 2012
Sold! Private collection, Reston, Virginia
My two green pears from last week have turned into a sweet and delicious garnish for yesterday's french toast, and today's juicy yellow pear painting. The sense of balance and calm is somewhat deceiving, as the balance is only aided by a rolled up piece of blue painter's tape, and the calm is only an illusion created from great restraint while articulating details from the end of tiny brushes and a tiny palette knife. As much as I am enjoying how these paintings look when they're finished, I'm also learning some great lessons about lost edges and reflective surfaces. One would think I'd actually be a better painter at the end of all this silliness.