Saturday, January 18, 2014

Artist's Play Room # 89

By Danielle Donders via Flickr
Do you love pears? Yes, I said pears, not bears, lol. I know, it sounds like a strange question, but do you? I do. I'm not talking about eating them, although I do find them delicious (thank God as I'm totally allergic to apples!). What I mean is I love, absolutely LOVE to draw. paint or sketch pears. They're so shapely and I find them much more friendly than say, bananas. I know, this sounds fruitist. It's not like I shun drawing other fruit. In the past I've drawn blackberries, strawberries, apples and even a banana but I find I always come back to pears. I'm not entirely sure why. (I decided to read what I was writing to my mom and she pointed out that my shape is akin to the pear so that might be another reason I'm so attracted to them. One never knows.)

It seems I'm not alone in my love of the pear. There is a tribute website devoted specifically to this adorable fruit. The website is called "Pearathon" and there you'll find all manners and ways of capturing the humble pear. I was so excited when I came across this site and I find it inspiring to go to and just peruse all the myriad ways artists have rendered the PEAR. Martha Lever of Art du Jour even gives a class for the love of pears. It's called Pearology, a perfect title for an art class about how to paint a great watercolor pear. Isn't it cool when other people love the very same things you do?

Anyway, here's the pear drawing I did a couple days ago. (Let me be clear though, the theme for this week is NOT pears, lol. APR has no themes anymore. Just show your beautiful work, whether it's a work in progress (WIP) or a finished piece.)

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It seems everyone is liking the new format of The Artist's Playroom. I'm so glad to see everyone participating. I love all the sharing!
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  1. I thought you had the corner on pear art, but I guess someone else shares your love. Yours are definitely special. Blessings, my friend!

  2. Lovely trio of pears, Jennifer! :)

  3. Awesome pears, Jenn! Love the stipple effect. Btw, I know it's been a while but I'm hoping to participate in APR more regularly now.

    Have a great week! xo

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  5. I like pears for eating (especially the red ones), though not for drawing. Your drawing is lovely, though. I really like the way you've used the natural values of the pears' colors for shading, then enhanced it with all that stippling. (The latter must have taken forever!)

  6. Just the bookmark-in-progress this week.


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