Painting A Day: Red Pear No. 2

Painting a day  Red Pear No. 2

"Red Pear No. 2"
Oil on canvas on masonite, 5" x 7"
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There's something almost human about pears. Unlike fruits that have a smooth, uniform surface - grapes, for instance - the pear is a fascinating collection of bumps, angles, highlights and shadows... much like people. I once asked my teacher about the best way to prepare for painting the human figure. His response? Paint pears.

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