Thursday, July 16, 2009

Pears - Looser Still

Pears - Looser Still
Originally uploaded by linfrye
Daily Practice

I began this evening with a vision of what I wanted to achieve with a 'loose' interpretation of pears -- and perhaps another with ink .... I did the first one (below) - and added a smidgen of ink - but was NOT happy at all with the way it came out. The puddling beneath the pears was FAR too wet when I tried to add the shadows and the entire piece too wet when I tried to add ink.

Instead of fussing with it further, I decided to do another quick attempt at looseness. This STILL isn't what was in my mind -- but what I liked about it was the purples that I had 'found' when I did the first image.

It was so difficult not to keep 'fussing' with this to deepen the colors, enrich the shadows, daub out highlights -- I left it as it was after 2 applications of wet in wets, splashes of water and a bit of red glazing over the purply bottom of the red pear.

If I can get home before too late this evening, I may give the pears another go at 'loose' ... which for me, is far harder than the glazing!!!

We're supposed to get some rain this weekend, but we're also heading out to the cantaloupe festival for our annual purchase of the melons for jams and dried fruit ... so perhaps if it's raining, my being in the kitchen another weekend won't be too bad! LOL

Have a great day!


Teri C said...

Maybe you should just eat these wonderful pears! They look good enough!

Anonymous said...

It's so neat to see your experiments. I agree that the ones with the lines didn't turn out as good as this one but it's fun to see the various things you try and especially to read your descriptions of what you are doing. You are amazing with your energy and dedication!

Joan said...

Looks like you're having fun experimenting with looseness!!! I think each of them is great in it's own way! I've never had the patience to do the same subject over again.