I loved the form of this Asian pear, especially the drooping shape of the stem. Deciding to make a painting of it, I set up in bright light from outside then started with a light drawing on smooth (hot-pressed) Arches watercolor paper. After that I probably laid down about 6 or 7 thin background washes letting each one dry in turn until I was happy with the tone. Then I painted in a yellowish-green mixture for the pear. Slowly color was built up over time leaving a thin underwash for the lightest area, then the final details were added to represent the texture of the skin and the slightly wrinkled stem. The shadow was added last and look quite some time until I was finally happy with it. Size is 7.5" x 11".
I am an artist living and working near Washington DC in the USA. I was born in the UK but have lived abroad most of my life. I paint mostly landscapes and birds but have many interests so you never know what will turn up. Most of the paintings shown here are for sale so please contact me at jeremypearse (at) gmail.com if interested. Thanks for visiting!