Oil on linen panel
These pears were a gift and came boxed with green tissue paper, which I staged on the blue dish for the painting. My original painting included the paper, but it looked too much like lettuce. So I changed the paper to a creamy tone and then it looked like dough. I wiped the whole thing, but this was over a period of time, so the pears survived the wipe and I liked them enough to have another go at it. This is the result. One of these days, I'll take the time to practice painting paper! I see some great examples of it on the Daily Paintworks website!