A strange relationship really, pears and the sea. However, it was a joyful occasion on the day they were wedded in my en plein air painting. How did this all come about you might ask?
Well, one day not too long ago I got to thinking how the lovely pear has been painted and photographed for what seems like forever. They are a powerful symbol of abundance, cultivation or agriculture and culture. I want to marry them – at least for a while – with the sea because the sea is, at least for me, a symbol of eternal change and continuity. My desire is to go more deeply into our human relationship to our environment. A study of pears by the sea seems like a good place to start as any.
I set up my easel as the light changed quickly.
It was a grand day by the sea!
As the sea embraces the sky – and my pears of course!
Would you like a peek at the work in progress before I show you the completed painting? Yes? I thought you might…
I may paint another still life of pears by the sea but for now – this 12 x 12 inch oil on canvas is it…
(Updated October 29, 2012: this painting is no longer available)
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