11x14 Oil on canvas. A smaller study of pear I hand picked off a tree.
20x20 Oil on canvas. Outdoor study of a pear at a larger size.
15x30 Oil on canvas. This one goes out to my ex-co worker Kelly, and fellow wine aficionado, who always bought me these Mountain Man 12 flavor gummy bears.
I created my ongoing still life series to truly understand how the masters created their own work. Fruit and flowers were a luxury, and I try to keep that in mind when I paint a still life. I imagine how difficult it must have been to acquire the subject matter required and when working, to resist sampling the luxury treats. I also paint still life pieces as studies in shape, texture, color, and light.