Thursday, July 25, 2013


I'm having the students play with colors and backgrounds, varying color combinations, playing with complements, etc.  Using simple pears - anyone can draw a pear! - and then having a background around them.  Everyone did it their own way, either rows of pears, or just a trio of pears as a still life or a single pear on a sheet.

Here are a couple rows of my pears - unfinished because I began with the background colors in each one.  It will be fun to choose the colors I want each pear to be, based on the energy of the background.

Painting something simple, like a pear, makes it easier to play with color and texture and not think so hard about the object, keeping it fresh and clean.

A busy Friday, Saturday and Sunday coming up so will catch you again Monday, I hope.


Diana said...

love your pears. Rhonda, I too just enjoy painting them so much. Is it the curve or what but they are much more fun than apples! take,Diana

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Rhonda - this sounds like a wonderful way to play with colors...think I will give it a try. Hope you have a great week-end.

CrimsonLeaves said...

Looking great, Rhonda. Can't wait to see these finished!

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Diana. I do think it's the curves that we enjoy - and how easy they are to draw in any shape or lopsided form! ha ha

Thanks, Debbie and Sherry. More to come later when I get a chance to add more color to some of these.