My theme for this piece was "pairs." I doodled in my sketchbook for a bit, trying to think of things that come in pairs... eyes, ears, hands, feet, shoes, pants... I was feeling a bit uninspired. And then it hit me: why not paint a pair of pears? I've always loved puns, especially really terrible puns, so it was perfect. I printed out a bunch of pictures of pears and even stared at a few real pears for a while, then did a few sketches.
|Playing around with the composition... and with my new Prismacolor woodless colored pencils :)|
.... And a few more.
|These pears are shaped funny. Whoops.|
|A Pair of Pears|
Overall I'm very happy with the way these turned out. Who knows, maybe I'll paint some more. I'll have pairs upon pairs of pairs of pears :)
P.S. I'd like to give a special thank you to Rose Datoc Dall-- Her figure drawing/oil painting workshop at SVU this summer helped me overcome my fear of painting with anything besides watercolors. Y'all should check out her website and her blog. She's the best :))