Pear on Tea Towel Still Life

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Pear on Tea Towel – 8" x 6" – Oil on Canvas Panel – SOLD

I have always admired the classical still life paintings that have a dark burnt umber background. So today playing with a variant of a dark background I used burnt umber instead of a black background. Work by Francisco de Zurbarán and Pieter Claesz come to mind as being particularly inspiring when thinking of still lifes with dark backgrounds.