So many pears on the pear tree this year. This first ‘Pears’ painting is looking down onto the fruits on the table by my easel, looking simply at the colours and shapes with dark outline, as an abstract representation: Then from the side, three pears. The grouping and the quality of the surface of the pears which had dropped to the ground in the wind. Here they are shown where I placed them on a window ledge to ripen. On completion of this small painting, I recalled the beautiful drawings of pears by Martha Alf, done using a 4B pencil on paper, tiny marks placed to create the variations in… Read More

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