Friday, November 23, 2012

Pear Prompt

To get warmed up for creating larger cold wax pieces I worked on one of my favorite images, the trusty pear. When I first started painting I made a lot of still lifes, with pears as prominent features. Now, when I want to explore a particular medium, I find that creating the rounded shapes of the pear is a great a way to get started.

Other favorite images or symbols for me are the cup or bowl, the suggestion of ships at sea, and mountains.  What symbols crop up in your work? 

Prompt for the week: Use one of your favorite symbols in a medium that is new to you or that you haven't used in a while.

Renaissance Pear    Oil/Cold Wax on Board