I typically paint in oil, using a large format surface. But I’ve been demonstrating acrylic to my young students, and these fresh artists have really inspired me to play.
I can take or leave pears as a food, but as a painting subject, they are one of my favorite things to paint. Each fruit has so much personality!
Here’s a view one of my large-format pear paintings.
This painting, La Familia, has a many layers of glowing glazes. For me it was a story of relationships.
Today I decided to shake it up a bit and play with color.
And what better subject to play with than pears!
So I started a series of small works ( 5″ x 5″), on archival gessobord.
I started several so I could explore different color combinations.
It will be fun to see where they take me. I’ll post pics when I’m done.
Do you write haiku instead of prose? Swap the trombone for a cello? Trade a country tune for the blues?
I’d love to hear what you do to keep things fresh in your creative world…