Still Life with Joocy Pear (completed)

I finished my Still Life with Joocy Pear, and yes, it was delicious 😉 I’m looking forward to painting more stuff from real life, this was fun. Overall this was a pretty quick one, maybe 5 hours or so? Most of my other paintings took much longer, like in the range of 10-30 hours, but that’s mostly since I paint over them so many times and am still learning how to render various materials and surfaces and get the paint to do what I want.

One of the things I like the most about this painting is the signature, I want to give more thought and effort to it in future paintings…sometimes I sign them kind of hastily cuz I just want to be done or am excited to take photos or varnish them. I’m having to be pretty patient with oils in general, for instance I waited a week before I put temporary (retouching) varnish on this and it still ended up dragging some color with it! I was freaking out but I quickly grabbed a lintless rag and wiped the raw umber color off that was floating into areas it was not supposed to, and it ended up being OK, phew.

Still Life with Joocy Pear by Airn LeBus - Oil on panel, 8x10 inches, 2008.

Still Life with Joocy Pear by Airn LeBus - Oil on panel, 8x10 inches, 2008.

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