August 21, 2015

The Inevitable Pears





Whenever I've been away from any real painting I always start up again with the old standby.  !! PEARS !! .
What is it about them that I can get at least a passable rendering with little effort and it seems to put me into that painting mood.  
 So I'm in my 'pear period' again..
Oh,  the other thing is that I've discovered the Gelli Printing plate... Yes, I'm playing with a new toy.  I sent for one after reading and watching videos about this printing with a gelatin plate. 
I hear you can make your own, but you all know I don't cook,  (this meant gelatin and water) .  So I ordered one... so much easier. LOL As soon as I get some prints made, Or if I take pics of the process I'll share them with you . 
Heres a pic of the package ... and if you want to really go nutz, then just google Gelli Plate. Or go on Pinterest..The package is sitting on a new book I got, called Painted Papers...
 

13 comments:

  1. nice pears but I want to see you on your Bike!

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    1. Thank you my friend, Yes, that's next.

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  2. I love to paint pears too. It's their curvy shapes, I think. :) I'm looking forward to see what you do with the Gelli!

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    1. Thanks Judy, I don't know of an artist who doesn't paint pears...
      Working on my Gelli plate. !!!

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  3. Good morning my friend, love your pears, great color combination. Hope you have been enjoying your summer.Keep these lovely paintings of your coming. Take care. Joan

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    1. Joan, thanks for the visit ... Summer here in the mountains is nice..
      hugs,

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  4. Good to get back in with something you feel comfy with, the Pears look great. Ill keep a look out for your Gelli experiments, havent ever tried this

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  5. Ms. BJ...you could teach me so much about art, about life. Love the pears but am intrigued by the gelli plate and the painted papers book!

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    1. Hey Sher, I think you do pretty good on both subjects... lol ... will write you an em.
      hugs

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  6. Ah the pear. I like yours very much. I too find that I like to get reacquainted with painting by doing pears. By the way I think you will like that book. I have it and really love it.

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  7. Hi Barbra. Nice pears! I've never painted a pear. Cows work for me when i am stuck. Can always do a cow. :)
    I've not been by for a long time and so glad to see you working away at your art and trying new things. The Gelli looks intriguing. Looking forward to see what you do with it! Ahhh, the pressure. :) Blessings always.

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  8. I love your pears! It would love to know more about Gelli prints and painted papers.It sounds like you are having fun experimenting!

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  9. Hi BJ I love pears too, although it is usually radishes that help get me going again. Your new techniques sound great. I have bee trying Brusho which is fun. Hugs to you, Diana

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