Many, many years ago we had a painting of a pear hanging in the gallery that was about three feet wide and six or seven feet high. It was glorious. Another artist poo-poohed it saying that it wasn't "painterly" because it was so much larger than life, and that always bothered me. Hogwash, I said. Hogwash. I haven't thought about the giant pear in ages but it popped into my head last week so I googled the definition of painterly. Here's a screenshot from Merriam-Webster:
click here if you are interested in word origins.)
So anywho, feeling a little vindicated I painted this:
Although at 18" x 24" it's not nearly as big as Genise's pear, I named it Painterly Pear as an homage. And this is what happens when you have over eager helpers:
Continuity note: the colors in the pear are the same Jo Sonja paints referenced in my last post, again with the addition of Naples yellow. And a lot more rose gold. StanLee approves.