Still playing with pears (and apples) and transparent colors and layering/glazing.
As Maggie suggested, I am working on two at once (the small pears are underpainted with a thin mix of Phthalo Blue and water and I painted the darks first).
After the paper dried, I used Hansa Yellow Light (a nice, bright, lemony yellow) over the blue, leaving whites (please please please leave those whites, you silly woman!!).
I really like this look - tart and bright and zingy. But wait, there's more!
Next color = Quinacridone Gold, a rich color. I'm proud of myself for still leaving some whites. Those pears are now looking more regal and shapely.
Where to go from here? A touch of red maybe? I wonder how many layers you can do this way and still have a fresh-looking pear?
At the same time, I am working on a larger (just 1/4 sheet cold press) piece with apples and just using yellows and reds. I'll share that later.
Took my two paintings to the framer shop yesterday. They will be ready for the GCWS show at Evergreen later this month.