Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Two Pear

Two Pear
two Forelle pears paired
in the snow behind my home at
Shapleigh, Maine on Feb 2, painted on Feb 6, 2018
10" x 7" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam, and
Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness and
permanence, and #3 graphite on 140 lb. Arches cold press
fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
framed, $120 + $6.60 sales tax + $10.40 shipping = $137.00
online at my art blog HERE where you may leave a comment

The Art of Forelle Pears
as seen by other painters

Watercolor of Forelle (European pear)
Deborah Griscom Passmore, 1840-1911,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, then Washington D.C.
Watercolor on paper, 1900
"She was a botanical illustrator for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, specializing in painting fruit. Her work is preserved in the USDA's Pomological Watercolor Collection. She's been called the best of the early USDA artists. She rose to lead the USDA staff artists and she became the most prolific of the group, contributing one-fifth of the 7500 paintings in the Pomological Watercolor Collection."
Fascinating read about her on Wiki HERE
USDA site dedicated to her paintings HERE

Peeled Red Forelle
Duane Keiser (1966 -), Richmond, Virginia
Oil, 6" x 7" (w x h), 2016
$112.50, Sold
"Born in Beaufort, South Carolina in 1966, after receiving his B.F.A. from Randolph-Macon in 1988, Duane traveled to New York to study at Brooklyn College where he received his M.F.A. in 1990. After a few years in New York, he moved to Richmond Virginia where he became an adjunct professor at the University of Richmond."
Artist's web site HERE
"The blog was launched in 2004. I've posted about 1,300 daily paintings since then. All but a handful have sold. The highest selling price was around $1,500; the lowest was $79."
Duane Keiser studied painting under Raymond Berry at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia and Lennart Anderson at Brooklyn College in NYC. His "A Painting a Day" blog has been written about in numerous publications, including USA Today, The New York Times and, most recently, The Huffington Post. He has exhibited at Fischbach Gallery, Allan Stone Gallery and, most recently, the New York Academy of Art. His work resides in several corporate collections and hundreds of private collections worldwide, including the Gregory Peterson Collection.
Using a makeshift easel made from a cigar box, he made a postcard-sized painting each day and posted them to his blog where collectors could bid on them via eBay. The project is ongoing and can be seen HERE.
Good interview article with the Artist on Huffington Post HERE

Pear no. 32
Angela Marie Moulton, US, Chicago, Illinois and Idaho
Oil on panel, 6" x 6", 2014
"One of my favorite fruits to eat and to paint, I love the beautiful shape and the soft sweet fruit." -Angela Marie Moulton
Artist's web site HERE and blog site HERE

Single Forelle
Frances Vettergreen, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Oil and wax on canvas, 6" x 6"
Frances Vettergreen studied drawing at Alberta College of Art then went on to earn her BFA (with distinction) in painting at the University of Alberta. She has exhibited her work in Alberta and Ontario, taught drawing and painting at Lakehead University in Kenora, Ontario, and is collected internationally. She presently maintains a studio in Calgary.
Artist's web site HERE

Forelle Pear
Angela Marie Moulton, US, Chicago, Illinois and Idaho
Watercolor, 2016
$12.50 winning bid in ebay
Artist's web site HERE and blog site HERE

Forelle Pears
Denise Mickilowski, New York, NY
Oil on panel, 10.5" x 9" (w x h)
Boston University, School of Visual Arts, Boston, MA, MFA Painting 1995
Temple University, Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, PA, BFA Painting 1981
Temple Abroad in Rome, Temple University, 1979
High School of Art and Design, graduated 1977
Artist's web site HERE

Deux Poires / Two Pears
Martine Paquet, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Watercolor on Saunders Waterford Series
140 lb. watercolor paper, 7" x 5.75" (w x h), 2014
Collection of Bruce McMillan
"These pears are very small, all cute. I had a lot of fun painting their colors. I tested two very heavy papers, a little textured, which reacted well to my many overlays of color. I mostly use Daniel Smith watercolors, sometimes colors Winsor & Newton watercolors, in this case Brown Madder."
Martine has painted a series of fabulously intriguing self-portraits and portraits of her French-Canadian family.
Artist's web blog HERE

Round Pear
Debbie Denstorff, Louisiana
Oil on linen panel
6" x 6" (w x h)
Artist's web page HERE and web blog HERE


martine paquet said...

Another beautifil post!
And a surprise...Thank you Bruce to have included my little pears watercolor in your "Art of Forelle pears" !

Unknown said...

Love this post about pears. And I love how you paint what you love. It shows!

Andrea Palma