8.31.2010

#296 - Black Stem Pear


2.5"x 3.5" (ACEO) oil on artboard Sold

When in doubt, paint a pear. To me, it's the fundamental unit of learning to paint. Anytime I need some stable ground to get my bearings, or I'm trying out a new technique or product, I paint a pear. An entire study of painting could be done just by painting pears. It's got everything you need to know. The whole secret is just sitting there right in front of you, in a pear.

"In a way, reality is uniform. Why do we require a trip to Mount Everest in order to be able to perceive one moment of reality? I think if you could become fully aware of what existed in the cigar store next door to this restaurant, I think it would just blow your brains out! Isn't there just as much reality to be perceived in the cigar store as there is on Mount Everest?"

-My Dinner with André



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2 comments :

carol morgan carmichael said...

I am right there with you on the pear sentiment. I really like the blue background and the black stem.

Caroline Bray Art said...

Oh, I'm going to have to quote you one day on that: 'When in doubt, paint a pear'. It's spot on! I do exactly the same thing...what is it with pears???

Have you seen the pearathon.com website? It's all paintings of pears...