Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Planes of Pears

6x8 oil on linen
In my classes we have been using the pear to study plane changes and develop a clear understanding of form. This is a little piece I did for my classes last week. I love painting pears!


Marian Fortunati said...

I love the blues you've got in the cool areas of the pear.

So do all pears have the same planes???

Jesus Estevez said...

Yes as Marian Fortunati, I also love those blues or grays, I also like the simplicity on the brush struck,By the way the painting previous is very nice, love the sky, I was finishing one painting with the same tone of sky, when I saw yours, must be in the air.

Kami Polzin said...

Hi Mirian, thanks for checking in! I just finished up a long week of teaching color workshops so am a bit behind on checking in here. A great week though!
Interesting you should mention the blue. . . one of the points of this exercise for my class was to 'push' the shadows 'cooler' than they thought they appreared and the lights warmer so that they have room for reflected lights. The blue you see what the initial layin for the shadow side. The warms in the shadow was a lot of reflected light which was broken in on top of the cools. The most difficult part for students is keeping the values of the reflected light held in the realm of shadow, this particular exercise was emphasizing that and planes
You asked about planes on pears. Directly, no. They are not all the same. The reason I like to use them is because they are one of the easiest fruit to see them on because of their somewhat flat plane changes, a little more obvious than say an apple that is so smooth and round.

Kami Polzin said...

Hi Jesus!
Guess I was a little long winded on Marian's comment above. . :) I had fun with the edges on this little piece. I've been finding that lighting these little pieces of fruit really makes them seem to glow, that's why I decided to soften the edges somewhat leaving the brush strokes more obvious.
It was fun!
About the sky piece, thanks! I think you're right 'must be in the air'! :) Happy Painting!