Sunday, October 17, 2010

Grisaille Pears update .....


Here's the latest on the pears!  I still have to scumble darks into the reflection area as well as work at the highlights on the pears and in the reflections, and more in the direct shadows.  Also, the lower stem.  But ..... it's coming along!  I think when it's done, I'm going to crop a bit off the bottom.

I almost hate to finish it because then I have to start another and I just don't know what to start next.  Though, I *did* take some good shots of Ornamental Cabbages on Saturday.  Or perhaps, jellyfish ......

I'm liking these pears ......

This morning, I got up early, cooked *another* turkey - but this time, not to eat as a turkey dinner.  This time, the entire turkey went into 7 large turkey pot pies!  With homemade crust.  That was tiring!  I kept coming into my painting room to paint and rest from it.  ;-)

I hope you're painting and enjoying life ...

ps - I don't think I mentioned previously that this is on a 1/4 sheet of Arches 300 lb CP.  Watercolour, of course.  :-)

24 comments:

Susan Roux said...

Your pears look great! Not so sure I would crop it. I like the rich darks at the bottom and you would loose them...

Ann Buckner said...

Deb, impressive work. I so wish you would paint more and enter shows. You are too good an artist to hide your light under a basket (or paintings under the bed.) :grin:

debwardart said...

Excellent job! I agree with Ann - enter some shows! I'd love to see the ornamental cabbages!!! And now I'm hungry - bad idea mixing food and art!! (LOL)

RHCarpenter said...

Gorgeous! I so love your work, Deb, and agree with Ann's comment :)

Deb Léger said...

Hi Susan, thanks for stopping by! I'll give it some serious thought before I crop it. I was thinking of how much of the pears' reflections would be lost, too. Blogs are so great in that we can get other artists' opinions so easily!

Deb Léger said...

Hi Ann. I'm working really hard on painting more. Which will mean new work to enter in shows. Just for you! ;-)

Deb Léger said...

Hi Deb, As soon as I get some new work, I will enter some shows, k? Funny you should say that about mixing food and art - I actually have another blog called Baking is a Form of Art. ROTFLOL! Another form of creating.....

Deb Léger said...

Hi Rhonda, thanks! I'm working at it ......

Gary L. Everest Paintings said...

Hi Deborah,
Amazing! I would've thought this was done in oils if I didn't know your chosen medium. Please don't be offended by that comment, as it is meant as a compliment. It's just that I seldom see watercolor used in this manner. It's beautiful!
Sincerely,
Gary.

Deb Léger said...

Hi Gary,

No offence taken - I do take it as a compliment! I love to push the boundaries of watercolour and was aiming for this 'look'. It's always nice when something actually works to the image you had in your mind when you started, isn't it? ('Cause so many in my mind take some very accidental turns. Fun as that is, thought.) Thanks for stopping by!

Deb

Sadami said...

Dear Deb,
Absolutely beautiful and look yummy...(*I know your another blog!)I really look forward to your next. Keep up!
Cheers, Sadami

Teresa Palomar Lois said...

Oh Deb, where to begin? paint more! you're amazing with those brushes girl, in the previous step I was so in love with the black background but then here you come and do that to the bottom, looks great indeed.

BTW, have I heard jellyfish? and turkey? maybe jellyfishes eating turkey pie? now I'm hungry...

Studio at the Farm said...

They are beauties, Deb. I don't know if I'd crop bottom, either. Perhaps play with some mat cut outs , to see what it looks like. It is a really beautiful and warm piece!

Jose Antonio G. Villarrubia said...

Beautiful!!
Bravo!

Lokelani Forrest said...

Wonderful job on these pears.

Deb Léger said...

Hi Sadami, thanks very much. Hope your computer is up and running better now.

Hi Teresa, you are always so good for my ego! lol. Thank you! I'm going to work on them more tonight. I wish I could be a full time artist and paint all day.

Hi Kathryn, I'll be sure to play with mats before I do any cropping. Thanks for stopping by and for the comment!

Hi Jose and Lokelani, thank you both for stopping by!

bricarwaller said...

Love your pears! Your colors are great and your painting is very dramatic with the dark colors. Terrific job! And your turkey pot pies sound fabulous.

Teresa said...

Hi Deb,

Thank you for visiting my blog recently.... and for the "follow". Have really enjoyed looking around your blog at your beautiful art. Those pears are awesome! Is that watercolor or oil?

Gretchen Bjornson ART said...

You are a busy lady....cooking and painting. My painting tends to get in the way of cooking dinner for my family. I should take some tips from you! The pears are beautiful! Thank you for visiting and following my blog too!

Deb Léger said...

Hi Carrie, Teresa and Gretchen, thanks so much for stopping by. I love all your blogs! Teresa, the pears are watercolour. I thought they'd be finished by now but I'm seriously hoping for this weekend.

Jacqueline said...

These are beautiful!!!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

This is so full of light and rich color, and is positively beautiful just as it is!

Manu Martin said...

Speechless. Lovely...

Deb Léger said...

Jacqueline, Claire and Manu, thank you all very much for commenting! Your visiting and comments are much appreciated.