When I left teaching to go back into the studio, I wanted to return to painting large landscapes in oils. And it started that way. But when cold weather came I found that still life caught my interest and pears were my choice. And watercolor intrigued me, so I started experimenting with watercolor paintings of pears.
"Falling Out" - watercolor - 18' x24"
and sometimes more....
"Follow" - 16" x 16" - watercolor
I saw interesting people-types in my pears and they reminded me of friends, my students, and the interactions between and amongst them. So, I arranged them in simple settings--folded paper or a crumpled napkin--and imagined how they might be relating with one another.