Sunday, November 29, 2015

Chinese Pears

A pair of pale yellow-skinned Chinese pears, matt-surfaced like the usual whitewashed models, adding just a little colour to proceedings, this painting being processed in a couple of sessions.

'Chinese Pears'
oil on canvas/10" x 14"/November 2025




Wednesday, November 25, 2015

White Pears #16

Continuing in the recent manner, finally achieved an all-over painting, figure and ground, in a single two-hour session.

'White Pears #16'
oil on canvas/10" x 14"/November 2015




Sunday, November 22, 2015

White Pears #15

Continuing with the 'white pears' painting project, again exploring the use of more thickly applied and textured paint, with this particular example 'rapidly' completed in a pair of briefish sessions, time in mid-November as ever compromised by the seasonal shortage of available natural light, which remains a prerequisite for working in.

'White Pears #15'
oil on canvas/12" x 16"/November 2015




Sunday, November 15, 2015

White Pears #14

The latest in the series of paintings using the whitewashed pears as subject/object matter, again  more thickly-painted & exploring surface texture possibilities.

'White Pears #14'
oil on canvas/10" x 14"/November 2015

(detail: left)

(detail: right)

Sunday, November 08, 2015

White Pears #13

Presenting the third in the most recent sequence of paintings featuring the familiar whitewashed pears as subject/object matter, again a more thickly-textured, two comparatively rapid sessions repainting of the half-completed original take.

'White Pears #13'
oil on canvas/10" x 14"/November 2015

Closer-up details of the brushstrokes & surface texture:


Wednesday, November 04, 2015

White Pears #12

Re. the previous post, this being the second of the rapidly-repainted works-in-slow-progress of last week.

'White Pears #12'
oil on canvas/10" x 14"/2015

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

White Pears #11

A week of painting, working simultaneously on a pair of, yet the frustration engendered by seasonally slow drying led to the decision to repaint the half-finished efforts in rapid one-sitting style, perhaps a little influenced by the concurrent reading of 'Frank Auerbach: Speaking and Painting', Catherine Lampert's wonderful book on the subject, an inspiration indeed to any painter or anyone, indeed, with an interest in painting  the thoughts & methods of painters, thoroughly recommended.

The results of the process being more thickly painted & textured than has been the norm, & purposely whiter too: here's the first example of what might be 'the new painting'...

 'White Pears #11'
oil on canvas/10" x 14"/2015