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Balboa Island Art Walk, Sunday, May 17th, 9am-5pm. I will be at my same location, 9 years (!), at Onyx Ave. I love this one-day show. Balboa Island, CA. Visit

Art-A-Fair, Laguna Beach, CA. I'm thrilled to be a part of this great annual art event for the 2nd year! Opens June 26 - though August 30th.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Pear Medley Oil Painting

"Pear Medley," oil on linen, 11"x14" - sold

For this painting I wanted to create a still life that looked classic and traditional, but also projected an informal country feel. Using a palette of primarily warm colors, I created subtle color relationships with the pears. For continued color harmony, I added my green mixture of paint (from the pears) to my red mixture, building up thin layers of paint for the red can.   I used both sable and synthetic brushes to try and achieve soft loose strokes with some fine details.