Saturday, October 25, 2008

Pears

Pears
Watercolour 9 x 12
copyright Jeanette Jobson

I've been pressed for time this week but really felt that I needed to participate in the Virtual Sketch Date for a couple of reasons. One, I was administering the VSD this month and two, I really loved the reference image from Belinda Lindhardt. (thanks Belinda!)

Pears
graphite line drawing 11 x 14
copyright Jeanette Jobson

This morning I started drawing the pears, thinking a graphite drawing and I got the master line drawing done for it. Then the coffee kicked in and I realized that I would never get a graphite drawing done in one day - or at least one that I was happy with. So I pulled out some watercolour paper and figured I'd try my hand at completing the pears in watercolour. Here are the results. The graphite drawing will be worked on when I get time.

27 comments:

Rose Welty said...

Jeanette,

These are lovely...I too really wanted to get to it this month, but I wimped out. Good on you for squeezing it in!

I love what you included, excluded!

Jeanette said...

Thanks Rose. I really did just squeeze it in, but am glad that I did. It was great fun to do.

Sherry said...

Your pears are delicate and oh so ladylike.

Teresa Mallen said...

I love your pears Jeanette! You created such beautiful colours. Best of luck with the exhibition and sale!

Stacy said...

Weren't these so colorful to paint?! I love how you added the red background and echoed it in the pears. A great idea I wish I had thought of. These are wonderful!!

Linda said...

I love your soft background and your delicate treatment of the pears. That's really beautiful!

Nithya Swaminathan said...

Great colors in this one, love it!

Melissa Muirhead said...

Gorgeous pears, I look forward to seeing the graphite version too when you finish it.

Marsha Robinett said...

OOOOOh...how nice. Love the use of color and as always I'm an admirer of your painting style. There is such a sense of freedom in your paintings.

Just beautiful.

Vivienne said...

Lovely subtle colours, and there is that spontaneity of the watercolour... the rush was a good thing.

Jo Castillo said...

I completely forgot the pears and VSD. :( I love to draw pears and yours are exquisite!

Andy said...

Hi Jeanette, this is great, you have a very light touch with watercolour in this painting.

Sheona Hamilton Grant said...

This trio is so beautiful and delicate. They have a lovely magical feel:)

The Tile Lady said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and commenting on the Virtual Sketch! This is my first time, and I am really going to enjoy this! Your watercolor is lovely! The colors are so soft...the pears look juicy and make my mouth water! I love the way you combined the shadowing with a reflection beneath each pear. I haven't done watercolor in YEARS and plan to try my hand at it again...maybe on the next Sketch date.

Carolyn said...

Thanks for the comments Janette. I really love your watercolor version for the way you've blended the colors so effortlessly.

kay susan said...

This is beautiful, so soft. I love the colours.

shicat said...

What a cheery little painting. I love the subtle wash of color.

Jennifer Rose said...

Lots of lovely colours to look at! Great pears :)

Sharon said...

I love the pinkish background. And the pears are so soft and delicate.

Quilt Knit said...

Yummy! Colors just scream Pear. I would like some cottage cheese with mine. Wow! All these pears make me hungry.

Sherrie Roberts

Regina Calton Burchett said...

Just beautiful, and they look even better in the larger view. Gives me hope that watercolor may not be so obstinate after all.

"JeanneG" said...

Great colors and lovely background. Congratulations on the sale.

Paulette said...

I always love seeing your line drawings!
You have a wonderful blend of colours to bring out the shape of the pears.

Katherine Tyrrell said...

Lovely watercolour!

bluelilac said...

I think your pears are exquisite. it took me fprever to find your blog. I am so glad I found it. The watercolour is so delicate and fine.

Jeanette said...

Thank you so much for all the wonderful comments. The VSD has opened the door to so many people to explore art and techniques of others.

Kari Gibson said...

Oh, wow, that is just superb - I love what you did with the background, great interpretation of the whole subject.