Thursday, May 7, 2009

golden pears and regal grapes...



I decided to do one of the still-lifes that I showed the reference for in a previous post. I wasn't too happy with the composition at first but after letting it sit for a while I've decided I really like it (another good reason to work from photographs). 

I always have trouble coming up with good 8 x 10 compositions that aren't stiff and feel like they follow some pattern on a Mondrian painting, but this composition seems to work. What I like about it is how everything isn't lined up and perpendicular to each other. The bowl of grapes has a handle that breaks that by having it angled as well as the diagonal line the green cloth and grapes themselves make in the upper left corner. I think this is a setup I can explore more in other compositions. 


3 comments:

Sheila said...

I love the composition. It's going to be gorgeous. You must be a lefty.

Anonymous said...

Once again a beautiful painting for us to enjoy! I was wondering if you would make this into a kit similar to the cup/grapes you have thru Ann? Pam

bluelilac said...

Your pears are wonderful. You are so kind to share with tips and background. Thank you!