Sunday, April 11, 2010

Painting #22 - Pears

Pears
oil on canvas
8 x 8 inches 
©Ann Thompson Nemcosky

Moving along with posting these paintings, this is #22 of my 100painting project. And just to mix things up a bit, I am including a few still life studies. What I am learning from doing still life in oil is just how valuable drawing skills are to a painter. There is no fudging a solid foundation in drawing when tackling a still life in paint. Had I not spent these past few years concentrating on improving my observation and drawing skills, painting even a simple still life such as this would have been a much more difficult, if not impossible, task to pull off. If I were teaching painting I would tell my students, "Draw. And then draw some more."

18 comments:

nanke's stuff said...

This is just a beautiful painting. The pears glow and I love the reflection of the light, as well as the shadows. The texture of the cloth is really beautiful.. another gorgeous piece. nancy

. said...

Ann, thats a beautiful painting, I especially like the contrast between the pears and the background... The pears are very good, reminds me of nice sweet fall pears.

Mari

Gary Keimig said...

very nice painting Ann. You are certainly on your way with this 100 project. I commend you for that.

Alex said...

This is just terrific! I am really amazed by your oil techniques, and this one really draws me to wanting to learn about oil paintings ^^ Grrrr... I am just so frustrated that it isn't the right time to do so yet.

Dan Kent said...

This is just beautiful - love the warm against the cool colors.

freebird said...

Super pears. They are luscious looking.

seesue said...

Ann your pears are wonderful. Yum!

AutumnLeaves said...

I have to agree with you on the importance of a good and solid foundation in drawing skills. Still lifes are not as forgiving as landscapes with their harder edges. I love these pears! The colors are gorgeous and so very realistic!

Deborah said...

This is amazing! So well done - looks like a MASTERS painting!

raena said...

I have to agree with you on the draw, and then draw some more! So, so important. Your drawing skills have certainly paid dividends in this fabulous painting! I love everything about it!

MILLY said...

This is a wonderful painting of the pears. I really love your pencil drawings, to me it seems you have captured one of your drawings, in the form of a painting. The colours are really glowing.

travelingsuep said...

Good enough to eat.

Krista Meister said...

Beautiful color and shadows here, Ann. And I completely agree with you on the drawing skills. I've heard it is more important in watercolor because you can't correct as easily as you can in oil / acrylics, but I think drawing is a great skill no matter what your medium.

drawn2life said...

Lovely Ann!

Ramona Davidson said...

These are awesome. Love the black background. The light and shadows are wonderful. You really did this one up right. Good work!!!

Ann said...

Thanks everyone!

Yevgenia Watts said...

So good. I've been letting my drawing skills slide I think...Painting is just so much more fun and exciting!

Prabha N. said...

These pears are painted so well! Looks ready to eat!

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