Monday, December 21, 2009

The Pear Series....

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.

Sometimes one...

"One" - watercolor - 8" x 9 1/2" 

sometimes two...

"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.

"Gossip" -watercolor - 12" x 16"

My perspective on my pears enabled me to look down on them and see what was going on. I found it entertaining to create a little world for them (and for myself!)

"Hide" - watercolor - 12" x 16"

Next week, more pears to peruse....


  1. The pear behind the paper wants tp make friends but is feeling a bit uncertain.

    Great beginning.

  2. Beautiful blog Kathy! I look forward to hearing more from you.