Thursday, February 4, 2010

Small Acrylic Break

I painted this small pear with acrylic on a 4x6 inch stretched canvas. It was a  nice break from the larger watercolor and pastels that I have been working on. I like to look for hints of warms and cools in the shadows and play with them till I think it works. I used a bright orange/red as an underpainting. I like how it gives the image a glow. I will post the other paintings soon. I felt like I was neglecting my blog so I did this quick pear.
Also a qucik travel note. Went to New York to the Moma to see the Tim Burton Exhibit and thought it was great. It's a nice insight to how he works, from highschool on with examples of sketches, paintings, storyboards, films, notes, models, armature, props... all really fun and a nice inspiration for the boys. Can't wait to see what they come up with now!

7 comments:

Charlene Brown said...

Your warms and cools don't just 'work' -- they sing!

Annette Gibbs said...

Wow Maria, this is awesome. I really love the colors you used!

Manon Doyle said...

It's really lovely Maria!!

Gary Keimig said...

Maria. Thank you for your comment on my blog. Good to hear from you.
This is a really nice simple painting. The shadows work very well.
Like the bird work you did.

Damião Vieira said...

Hello Maria
A piece of fruit, with good light, like a lot, like a simple issue should be painted.
You know in my country we are at the time of the most famous fruit is named Pear Rocha "rock"

Pat Burns said...

Hi Maria! I've passed along the Sunshine Blogger award to you that I received from Lisa Riehl. I rarely take the time to do these things, but it has been quite a while since I told my fellow artists how much joy & inspiration they bring me. Congrats, you can visit my site to retrieve it!

L. O'Neal said...

I really like this little pear. All the directional brushstrokes and subtle tonal changes really work. Great job!