"Blossoming Pear" is the first painting of the new year! It's 8"x8"(image and white matt). I've been painting in the light and shadow technique....the background basically in shadow. The goal for this painting was to paint with analogous colors hence the yellows, oranges, reds in the pear and the fabric in the background. This brought up another "issue"..... how to not let the pear blend into the background. I had to decide which edges to sharpen and which edges to "lose". I'm happy with the results.
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