Painting fruit can be so stressful! Don't get me wrong. I love painting pears. However, I'm not used to painting something that has a short shelf life! I'm used to painting from photographs (bad habit, I know) so I usually have no time limit for finishing a painting. As you've probably noticed, sometimes my paintings don't get finished for years. I don't know of any fruit that's going to patiently stay fresh for that long.
I started this painting one day last week. Then I got busy. Every day, I stressed about getting the painting finished before my fruit became a mushy, ugly inedible mess. Finally, today I finished it and the pears seem to be the perfect ripeness so... guess what we're having along with our dinner.
Image Size 8" x 16"