January 8, 2013

The Three Pears !

Whenever I get that urge to paint pears , I DO ...
Yesterday had a painting afternoon with a friend and we painted pears (again)  . My camera took this with a flash, it's under glass,
 and looks washed out, but you get the idea. Maybe I'll photograph it tomorrow in daylight.
p.s. still problem with the blogger photo uploads, so I'm using Picasa.
 Ok, I've taken another photo this morning to see how it looks in natural light.. I'm not impressed, this one is not exactly it either, so LOL ! lets say it's sort of in between. !!!  
 Also want to mention I've been studying more and more about transparent watercolor. It will help make better watercolor. Clear, fresh and glowing.
An excellent book on this subject is Wonderful World of Watercolor by Mary Baumgartner.  It covers everything you need to know and more.. . I haven't put it down for 2 weeks, and am putting into practice what it teaches... Reading is good, practicing is better.
BJ

13 comments:

  1. Hi BJ,

    I actually wanted to stop by your blog for your last post. But, I must say, these pears are outstanding. Love the the color and tones, really well done. Now I am off to make a comment on your previous post.

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  2. Marvellous painting, I would have had those eaten before I was finished. LOL Lovely

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  3. Love the pears. Seems a few people are having problems, including me. Sharon Whitley suggested Chrome and I now use that, and everything is back to normal. Thanks Sharon

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  4. A beautiful job, BJ! I think the matte around the piece is an excellent color too. I wish I liked pears; they are such excellent painting subjects!!

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  5. Good enough to eat! Beautiful, Barbra!

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  6. They look so gorgeous in their frame like that! :0)

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  7. Tener peramanía es muy saludable, da resultados tan fantásticos como el tuyo.

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  8. Your urge to paint pears triggered me to paint pears!

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  9. Gorgeous pears, BJ - sorry to hear you're having uploading problems x

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  10. The pears are beautiful, Barbra Joan. I just love to render pears in any medium. They are a great subject. The book sounds really helpful, too. Thanks for telling us about it. Take care!

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  11. Gorgeous pears BJ, I love pears too! love transparent w/c the book sounds great. love to you dear friend, Diana

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  12. Your pears are lovely Barbra Joan. I don't know why but a kind of pear contest sounds great to me???

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