This painting was created for the painting classes, is a simple and charming painting of a Comice pear. They are among the sweetest and juiciest of all varieties of pears, and are a favorite in holiday gift boxes and baskets.
- Start by drawing the pear, thinking about light and shade.
- In this painting I did an under-paint of Yellow Ochre and Gold with acrylics because they dry faster. The under paint is very important because you are continuing to draw with colors and defining light and shade in your final painting.
- Paint the background first.
- Enjoy doing your final painting. In this case I use oils because I love their bright colors and blending.
There are many brands of acrylic paintings that I have tested but the one that I like the most is: SOHO, Urban Artistic Acrylic: Excellent paintings, sold at more reasonable price by Jerry’s Arterama. 3060 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh, NC 27609. (919) 876-6610
You can buy them at Michael’s, ACMoore, but again the most affordable ones are at Jerry’s Arterama and their brand is LUKAS.
- Titanium White
- Cadmium Yellow Light
- Cadmium Yellow Medium
- Cadmium-Barium Red Light
- Venetian Red
- Alizarin Crimson
- Yellow Ochre
- Raw Sienna
- Burnt Sienna
- Van Dyck Brown
- Sap Green
- Greenish Umber
- Ivory Black
Brushes, multi-purpose, polyvalent. There is a 10pc “Artist’s Loft” that provides most of the brushes for the beginning or the Pro Stroke-Power Creative Mark of Jerry’s Arterama.
For Oil paintings, the best media is Refined Linseed Oil with Refined Turpentine. To clean the brushes Turpernoi. Glass container to mix media.
Easel (a simple table metal easel is fine).
Plastic plate to mix colors or a Paper Palette. SOHO has a very reasonable paper palette at Jerry’s Arterama.
Visit Clina Polloni Art Studio and Gallery.
13 Garner Road, Franklinton NC 27527.
Take a drive to the beautiful country of North Carolina. Only half an hour from downtown Raleigh.