Fruitful Bounty

by Thom Giles
(Nashville, TN...USA)

Fruitful Bounty

Fruitful Bounty

This is a 9x12 done on Canson Watercolor 140lb. paper with Derwent Watercolor Pencils. It was done with no water to give it a textured look.


While showing folks some of my art, I kept being asked,"Do you have any pictures of fruit?" I asked them the obvious question, "What kind of fruit?" Their replies included pears most of the time, sooo, I decided to do more than pears and give them a choice of fruits to please their pallete. For the pear lovers, I sliced a pear in half on a cutting board with the "paring knife" (Stage Left). Can you smell the aroma of the freshly sliced pear? :-)

Giving the bowl a transparent look was the most difficult part for me in producing this picture, but, I am fairly pleased with the result. SO WERE ALL THOSE PEAR LOVERS!

HOPE YOU ENJOY AND HAVE A GREAT PAINT DAY!!

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Yay for watercolor pencils!
by: Jill

This is marvelous! :D

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keep painting
by: Anonymous

I think you've done a wonderful job. I love the variation in color in your apples and the knife is excellent. My current watercolor instructor says when you paint something you like you should paint it again and again and again. If you paint this one again you might want to try to vary the placement of the grapes - they seem to be too lined up and if you add some of the red color used in the apples it will help to unify it. Keep painting....

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Fruitful Bounty
by: Mops

Hi Thom:
Very nice! I love the dish, knife and half pear. I do think though that the shading and the highlites on the grapes are a bit uniform, and a little reflection of the red in the grapes would unify the composition.
Just my thought.
Mops

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fruitful bounty
by: betty

i like the texture of your painting it makes the fruit so real looking it is a lovely painting

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