Monday, February 4, 2013

Painting a Pear

I love to paint pears. The shape is different and you can always play with color, knives and brushes and have the final product still look somewhat like a pear. For me, it's a never ending experiment. Wouldn't it be great if life were like that? Try out things until you have it perfect. Hummm, on second thought, that could be quite boring. So, live life to the fullest and enjoy your failures as well as the success. That's my thought for the day, whats yours?


  1. I could hug you for saying that. Without my failures I would not have grown and guess what - I am still having them! Means I can keep on growing.

    Love your pear. The colors are especially wonderful

  2. Thanks for the comments Julie. Without the failures, we can never experience the joy of what we do. For years now, I've been playing with the tissue a la C.W.Mundy. Not like him but my take. That's why I'm so excited for you expanding on fracturing.

    1. Lots of wonderful artists have worked at losing the edges and when I found out Mundy used a paper towel I tried it but it didn't suit my sense of control. Also I saw it used by other people as a gimmick. The same with Carolyn Anderson - I loved her visual quality of lost form but then it was too intellectual for me to grasp without taking a workshop and they were always full.. I guess I like a sense of order among the chaos of broken space. Glad to hear you love it too.