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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.


  1. Well, you certainly achieved all of your goals. Lovely!

  2. Thank you very much for your nice comment and for being a follower! - Amanda