Pair of Pears #2

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Pair of Pears No. 2 – 6" x 8" – Oil on Canvas Panel – SOLD

I enjoyed painting the first set of forelle pears so much that I switched out one pear and painted the same scene. All during the fall term in my painting class I worked on developing my ability to paint wet into wet and to also create more refined brushstrokes. It was really a good experience, but I believe I prefer having the brushstrokes seen. Painting in a more controlled manner has its benefits and I will definitely keep this technique in my arsenal, however when I am just painting for myself and not in class, I think I will leave the brushstrokes alone and not soften them.