Bartlett Pear Still Life
Sunday mornings begin with me heading over to the Mount Vernon Rec Center to swim. My friend, Marilze, encouraged me to start swimming again on New Years Day. After a morning swim I am usually ready to dig in and focus on the day’s tasks, which always includes some time to paint or draw.
For this painting along with the prior apple painting I set up the lighting for a dramatic effect. I propped up a panel to half block the directional light to cast a long shadow in the background on the side the light is positioned. This method really enables some dramatic contrasts in light and dark. Something I will continue to play with.