Friday, 20 July 2012

Pear-brained!

Just skimming in again this week with the Artist's Play Room challenge.
I have a terrible habit of leaving things until the last minute
and then I find myself racing against the clock.
Will I ever learn?!

I was somewhat pear-brained this afternoon as
the challenge this week was to portray some pears. hehe

Unfortunately, it's not the greatest picture because the lighting isn't the best indoors
being late afternoon.


There are only two edible pears in the photo below because...
well...I got kinda hungry and couldn't resist the temptation.
Pencil-free sketch using Faber-Castell artists PITT pens and watercolour in Holcroft A5 sketchbook


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64 comments:

  1. you r pears just jumped out at me from the page... they are fantastic! I felt like I could almost reach out and eat one!

    we had a new type of pear here at the supermarket the other day which I bought. corella pears or carelle, not sure which... v v tasty! have you seen those?

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    1. Thanks, Krissie! I saw the Corella pears and was going to get them until I decided to go with the regular pears. I've never tried the Corella pears but will next time.

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  2. nice pear butt!!!! love the way you captured the speckled surface so perfectly... I actually scrolled up and had a second look... going to have to give that a go... you captured them perfectly...xx

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    1. LOL...I still laugh about the 'pear butt' post on your blog. Thanks for your kind words. xo

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  3. Serena, not only is that a DAMN good pear painting but you made me laugh out loud!! In fact, there are still tears in my eyes from all the laughing. Mom and I think it must be an australian thing to eat your still life before you done rendering it!! Hehehe. You, Tracey, Vonny, Neesie, keep me in stitches, I swear!! Please promise to NEVER work with plastic fruit, I don't want to hear of a plastic poisoning and emergency visit, lol.
    Much love my talented friend,
    Jenn

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    1. Thanks, Jenn! LOL re. plastic fruit. I have artist friends who regularly sketch their meals....I just don't think I could do that. I'd have to take a photo and sketch from the photo because I just wouldn't be able to stop myself from eating! lol

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  4. Your pear paintings look good enough to eat. Great work! I'm such a procrastinator, too. Hope all is well. Take care! Tammy

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    1. Thanks, Tammy! At least I don't think we are alone in our procrastinating ways. lol

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  5. You and Tracey must have a thing for pear behinds. *giggles* Great sketch and they look delicious! Warmly, Tracy

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    1. Thanks, Tracy! I will never look at a pear the same way now that Tracey made me aware of 'pear butts'. lol

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  6. Now those are some pears! Beautiful coloring, too. I looked around your blog & you are one talented lady! Glad I saw you via APR.

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    1. Thanks, Debbie! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed my blog. :)

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  7. These were done in a hurry? Well girl, you need to hurry always then! No don't, I'm all for slow, but I'm just saying: These are GREAT! Love the "ripe and ready" touch too:-)

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    1. Yes, they were done in a hurry...trying to beat time before the sun went down as I prefer taking photos with natural lighting. I set Friday as my personal deadline for APR because, with time zones, I just don't know for sure when the cut-off time is. Thanks for your compliment. :)

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  8. PRETTY pears, Serena... and LOVE addition of the sticker from the fruit on your journal page--fun! Your capture of color is brilliant...One could bit into the page! :o) Happy Days ((HUGS))

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    1. Thanks so much, Tracy....as I peeled the sticker off, I thought, why not add it to the page. :)

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  9. Fantastic job on the pears....... You inspire me to watercolour!

    Ciao
    Sensible Sarah

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    1. Thanks, Sarah! I'm happy that you feel inspired to watercolour ~ :)

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  10. Well I'm not surprised you ate one, they look very tasty and juicy and pear-fect for eating anyway. The colours you produced are amazing and the 'light' spots SO real! :0)
    APR #15

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    1. Thanks, Mo....and they were very juicy and tasty. :)

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  11. You have such amazing talent Serena . This sketch is absolutely gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks, Shashi...I appreciate your kind words. xo

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  12. That's a perfectly delicious portrait of pears!

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  13. Your pears are stunning. It may be a good thing you ate one, because they can go bad so quickly. I had a good laugh at that, at least.

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    1. Thanks, Elizabeth. Oh, what a great excuse...MUST eat them before they go bad. ;)

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  14. great sketch :D and thats why i take pics when i do a still life, too hard not to eat the subjects :p

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    1. Thanks, Jen....and I tend to agree with you. Maybe a photo should be in order for next time. ;)

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  15. darn, I did it in the FB space again, not that i mind going on FB, but wanted to leave it hear with evryone else! Well, I sad..."yummy in pearson and yummier in pen and paint!"

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    1. Please feel free to use the FB comment box....I put it there to make it easier for my Facebook friends. Thanks for your lovely compliment ~ xo

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  16. Beautiful painting, Serena!!!

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  17. these look juicy & delicious! i like how you added the sticker to your page too.

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    1. Thanks, Jenny....they were delicious! xo

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  18. beautiful work, serena, they look real!

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  19. Love to see that Aussies love pear bums, at least I kept mine clean, with no bums, just blobs :) You and Trace really are so clever with the pen no pencil thing, so wish I could do that. The brown bits and speckles are really fabulous, maybe I should have used some fruit instead of making it up but we don't have pears much (sorry Jenn), the kids prefer apples. I understand the losing bits with still life, I recently did coffee cups with a biscuit on the side and that biscuit never made it to the end.
    Have a great weekend.
    Von

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    1. Thanks, Von! It certainly seems that we Aussies do like our pear butts. LOL I understand about not having pears...I bought these ones especially for the challenge as I don't normally buy pears. Mind you, after eating these ones, they may well become a regular....so juicy, sweet and delicious! I agree, still life pictures are very difficult to sketch when food is involved, especially yummy, snack-sized food. :)

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  20. Great Pears!!!!....you Aussies' have something for Pear Bums....LOL....all this food talk, I think I'd better have some breakfast....fruit maybe!!!

    blessings,
    Cindy ♥

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  22. Totally beautiful - I love what you've done and would have totally joined you in eating one. Great work! Terrie, APR #7

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    1. Thanks, Terrie! The pears didn't last long, that's for sure. ;)

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  23. Wonderful work Serena! I love the pears so much!!!

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  24. O-H M-Y- G-O-O-D-N-E-S-S Serena...I'm in awe.
    They look brilliant and I can see why you ate one!
    I too rush constantly and now I feel I need to revisit my entry to finish it properly...I'll never learn;D
    Have a wonderful weekend ~ enjoy!

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    1. Awwwwww.....thanks, Neesie! Your entry was just fine. xo

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  25. Just fabulous sketching! I love it!

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  26. these are gorgeous Serena - what talent you have!

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  27. What you do in a hurry always amazes me! These are great! I barely made it this week, too. ;)
    Hope you have been having a great weekend. I am so far behind reading posts that it is Saturday night as I am typing this.

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    1. Thanks, Rita....as much as I hate feeling under pressure, I do seem to work better under pressure. Weirdo, that I am. lol

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  28. Just yummy Serena! Lovely palette of colours.

    I love pears that are crunchy, and then end up with a belly ache afterwards. Same for Nashi pears. It's worth it though!

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    1. Thanks, Cindy! I stopped buying pears for years because I found they weren't ripe...the ones I had the other day were deliciously ripe and sweet. :)

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  29. Love your pears! The colours, textures and highlights are perfect, and I like that the watercolours are so strong, and that you used the purple lable too. I was too lazy to get some real ones for sketching, so I just googled some images. I couldn't eat any of them, though, so your's was definitely the better choice :). I'm the same, I always wait till the last minute, and then I'm frustrated because the light isn't good for taking photos (I did mine Friday night).

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    1. Thanks, Katja! So glad you dropped by. We are definitely alike on leaving things til the last minute. I tell myself I'll be better next time around but no, always late again. lol

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  30. Eating your subject,huh? LOL! I love your pears' brilliant colors and the tag you added on the top. Blessings!

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  31. I love pears and I love your painting of them. No wonder you had to sample one...they look delicious!

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    1. HI Janet!! It's so good to 'see' you! I'll be over to your blog later today to see what you've been up to. Thanks for the lovely comment. xo

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