There's something about pears for me. They remind me of why I started painting in the first place - for the sheer joy of the process.
I had had one of those days..you know the ones. I needed to relax and let go. So, I painted a pear.
It's my favorite thing about painting - getting lost in the process. Painting a pear is perfect for that - a very familiar subject, made of easy shapes - no need to think. I enjoyed painting this pear so much that I wanted to share it with you - so I painted another pear!
Class Pear - Layer 1
Sometimes a painting can be done in a single layer, but often it's that second layer that really adds the depth and contrast to make your subject pop.
Sometimes, even more layers are needed, but 2 seemed to work out well for this painting.
I like my first pear a bit better, but both are nice. More importantly, both provided an opportunity to relax, let go, and embrace the creative process.