Monday, September 26, 2011

"A Pair of Pears"

"A Painting a Day" to Benefit The Lake County Haven
A Pair of Pears
5" x 7" Watercolor on Paper

This simple pastiche was influenced by the palette and technique of one of the artists I most admire, Paul Cézanne, I attempted a small still life with these pears.

Cézanne had a unique method of building form with color. Instead of using the contrasts of light and shadow to create dimension in his subjects, he devised and refined a system of extremely gradual color gradations placed next to one another to build forms.

Studying the Masters by creating pastiches (stylistic imitations of an artist or genre) is a great 'back to basics' exercise that I thoroughly enjoy.
A Pair of Pears Framed
This painting is sold framed as shown when bid meets
 the "Buy It Now" price listed.
 9" x 11" Roman Bronze Frame with white mats.

Purchasing this painting will, in part, help The Lake County Haven fulfill its mission to empower homeless women and their children to achieve permanent, independent living. Founded in 1992, the Haven fulfills its mission by providing shelter, housing, and professional services in support of its residents and graduates.

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