Monday, October 10, 2011

The Layered Pear

This one was bolder than usual for me.  Not only did I collage on some patterned papers, I also used acrylic paint.  If you didn't know me by now, I really don't like using the stuff.  For some reason I keep going back to it, just to see if I end up doing something that would make me like it.

I started off with taking strips of patterned paper and gluing them side-by-side on bristol, then painted on an off-white color to bring all of it together.  I stenciled over it to bring it together even more.  Feeling like the stencil was too bold, I lightly brushed on more of the off-white color.

I've got to admit, I've been craving pears a lot lately.  During one particular craving, I looked at the background I had done so far and thought that a pear would be a perfect subject.  So I quickly drew in a pear, painted the silhouette of the pear white and then inked it in.

I loved the outcome and was going to leave it there, but the more I looked at it I felt like something was missing.  A quick mix of watercolors onto the pear ended up sealing the deal.

I'm glad I pushed it a little more and added color, it made a big difference.  And to tell you the truth, acrylic paints grew on me a little with this one as well.


Lynn said...

I love this! The colors and the patterns complement each other perfectly.

Vee said...

Thank you, Lynn!

Cowgirl Red said...

Very nice. I love the shape of pears. Very feminine.

Terah from CED

Vee said...

Thank you, Cowgirl Red!