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Friday, April 24, 2009

Outside of the Box

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Three Pears, Oil, 8" x 6"
I am still exhausted ... stayed up until 3:00 am working on the costumes for the middle school play but they are done! Yippee! I was tired and thought I would try something a bit different. I like the colors in this one. Very loose style and I used a larger palette knife on this one. I think I am done with "still life" and will be back to land and seascapes next week!

17 comments:

Trish Siegel said...

I too, like the colors. It seems as though the pears are peering around each other, looking back at the viewer. A really fun piece! Nicely done.

Jane Hunt said...

This is wonderful! I really loved your apple painting too.

julie davis said...

I like this, Leslie! Love the chunky abstractness and the light, especially on that second pear. Great adventure outside of the box.

Peter Lee said...

Are you saying that you painted this at 3 in the morning? Wow! I salute your commitment.
And this is a really fun painting. So free and energetic! very creative.

RUDHI-Daily said...

Friendship-Pears-Row!

Marian Fortunati said...

Honestly, Leslie... I just don't know HOW you do so much.
I like this little monochromatic pear piece... FUN!!

LSaeta said...

Trish, Jane, Julie and Rudhi - I like the colrs too. They are bright though ... you can tell that I was VERY tired when I painted this one!

LSaeta said...

Peter and Marina,
I know that I am crazy and I need to "say no" when it comes to volunteering ... that is my new motto ... just say no!

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

I REALLY like the colors in this one. Very nice painting. If your costumes turn out so well you will be the town celebrity.

Kim VanDerhoek said...

Your knife work adds excitement and life to these pears. Beautiful!

Teresa said...

Hi Leslie,

Thanks for visiting my blog recently. I've thoroughly enjoyed browsing your blog... your paintings are a real eye opener. The things you do with a palette knife! I love the looseness and rich color in your art. Beautiful!

Art with Liz said...

This is fabulous Leslie - those colours are so rich and fruity and ... scrumptious!

Sandra Galda a Daily Painter said...

wow love this too! I like the cool composition and the values of the pears --they are closer together forming a dominant value with that magical smidge of light value!

Kathleen Krucoff said...

This just wonderful. Agreeing with the rest here, love the colors!!!

Karen said...

I agree with everyone, too...great colors. I like that you went 'out of the box' into monochrome here.
And congrats on getting all the sewing done!
:)

L.Holm said...

Gosh, Leslie! Congrats on getting the costumes done. You are remarkable. Love these pears. They make me hungry--must be the colors!

Dean Grey said...

Leslie!

I love painting pears and I love pear paintings!

The most stunning part of this still life is the color. Monochromatic, yet loaded in various shades of pink.

Very eye-catching!

-Dean

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