I wanted to do something for the Artists' Playroom this week, as I haven't managed in ages, but I think I'm actually too late, as it's already Saturday. But I didn't have the time to sit down and paint until last night.
This week's theme was pears (or your favourite fruit), as Jenn loves to draw, sketch and paint pears in particular. I was thinking about doing my favourites, blue- and blackberries, but then decided to give the pears a try, especially after having a look in the internet, and finding all those gorgeous colours. I didn't even know there were purple pears! So I got out my Moleskine sketchbook, my Necolors II and some gouache paints, and spent a relaxing evening painting pears.
They all have such beautiful names too. I meant to add some names, and writing along with black outlines and details, but decided that it looked right as it was, without anything.
Well, even if I'm too late with my entry for the playroom, I totally enjoyed painting these pears.
Looks beautiful just as it is. Mouth watering in fact. I really must get my paints out again lol...ReplyDelete
These all look sO delicious! I didn't know there were purple pears either. I wonder if they taste different... Have a great weekend :0) APR #15ReplyDelete
This is just beautiful. I love your idea to paint many different kinds together, so pretty. THanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Wow! These are beautiful. Blessings!ReplyDelete
GREAT collection of pears...ReplyDelete
Wow! These are really beautiful! I love all the different colors of pears and the composition is just wonderful. You have warm colors for pears and a cool background, just opposite from Alice above! How delightful! Are your Neocolors II watercolor pencils or crayon types? I love the richness of the colors.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Gloria. They are the Caran d'Ache Necolor II watersoluble crayons, but I added a little bit of gouache on top, which gives the extra richness.Delete
This is beautiful. You did such a great job of drawing and coloring so many different pears - those colors are amazing! Fab work.ReplyDelete
This is so real. Such beautiful paint work. Really marvelous.ReplyDelete
You really do have a great talent here. I just adore the colours and sense of texture in this. It is almost a shame that it only exists in your journal. I would gladly have this framed on my wall.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Nigel. That's the thing with journals and sketchbooks, you just sit down, make a quick sketch, try something out, without thinking too much about it and how it will turn out. If I had done this on a piece of paper, as a painting of its own, it wouldn't have turned out half as well.Delete
They look beautifully juicy. How perfectly you have captured them.ReplyDelete
Your pears are absolutely beautiful. The colours are just perfect. Such a wonderful piece even the fold in the page looks like it belongs.ReplyDelete
I love all the beautiful colors you used! You've captured the essence of pears quite successfully!ReplyDelete
What an inspiration Nordljus! I had no idea that there were so many different colours and varieties. I just bought my two models from my local fruit shop!ReplyDelete
Such beautiful colours.
Enjoy your weekend ~ Neesie (APR#17)
I'm catching up on the APR pears that I missed. WOW! Your pears are gorgeous!! So rich and colourful!
Cheers from DownUnder,
Just catching up on your pears... they are just gorgeous and the colours are so rich and deep... just perfect...xxReplyDelete
Absolutely amazing! You pages have such a vintage feel. I think that's why I enjoy them so much :0)ReplyDelete
This is beautiful!ReplyDelete
This looks delicious! Love all these rich colors. :)ReplyDelete
These are gorgeous! You should every pleased!ReplyDelete
Your pairs look fantastic. In fact, your whole blog is awesome. Havec a wonderful creative week.ReplyDelete
Deine Seiten sind lecker, so farbenfroh und mir läuft tatsächlich das Wasser im Mund zusammen...geh gleich mal los und sehe ob ich was ähnliches in meiner Küche finde ;)ReplyDelete
What gorgeous pears, Nordljus! They all look good enough to eat. You have such a wonderful talent.ReplyDelete
You need to get a commission from the pear growers and sellers- these are such fantastic pears. I am craving pears. I am heading to the grocery!ReplyDelete