Apple, pear on the floor.. who’s the pretties of them all? I have worked on a number of still life paintings, and especially apple and pear paintings lately, and I started to get bored of plain backgrounds. That’s when I had a thought of mentally transporting some of the still life setups into the outdoor setting. It was stormy outside at the time, so I went with the obvious choice! That’s a short story of how these two apparently giant fruits ended up in the middle of highway during a storm 🙂

I took several painting process shots of these two. It’s quite interesting to see how the painting transforms from underpainting to a finished work. I’m still experimenting with colors of the underpainting, this time I went with Viridian (Rembrandt oil paint). I think it works well as the undertone to set the mood for stormy weather. I also went with more abstract strokes on the pear, I enjoy these geometric forms more and more!

This apple and pear painting is rather a small study for a potential larger work, I think all of my tiny paintings are. Imagine one of these the size of a TV! 😀 That’s what my goal for the next year is going to be. To go big! For now, this tiny apple and pear painting is available in my gallery. This miniature still life is 5 by 7 inch in size. It’s done with oil paint on linen panel. The painting is signed on the back. Additionally, it’s a part of an exhibition “Fresh Ideas 2022” at Lewisville Grand Theater from July 16 to August 13, 2022 in Lewisville, Texas.

Painting Process

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