A Pear-fect Treat

I seem to be thinking a lot about pears lately… so after I ate my one for dinner last night, I went to a local Farmer’s Market and bought 3 more!

photo of 3 pears

I needed to warm-up so I did 3 quick scribbly drawings with a ball-point pen to get the feel of their shape:

3 Scribbly pears

Next, I decided to draw a contour of them like I was writing a haiku – with only 5, 7 and 5 lines for each pear shape.  I scribbled water-soluble (Neocolor 2) wax pastels in vibrant fall colors:

3 haiku pears

And softened them with water:

3 haiku pears with wax pastels added

And finished with this written haiku:

Yellow blushing red                                                                                                              A juicy ripe pear-fect treat                                                                                           Sweet autumn harvest.

Have a happy day!  🙂

31 responses to “A Pear-fect Treat

  1. Love seeing the process and the beautiful result. Combine with your delightful words, a real treat. Thank you for sharing this.

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  2. love the idea of warming up with scribbles – what a great idea – I find I need to sometimes do that too and didn’t even recognize it was a warm up. Awesome!

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    • I learned this from Carla Sonheim. First, you just scribble all over a piece of paper like a little kid. Then you start scribbling your subject. It is really fun to do and trains your eyes to really SEE your subject. 🙂

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  3. Catherine Johnson

    Love all these versions. Very creative and nice haiku too.

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  4. You always have the most fun and creative way to approach your art! The haiku scribbles one is so clever!

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  5. Wow and I love the sketches as much as the painting! Yay for neocolor! Beautifully done, Jill. 💛💛💛

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  6. I too love playing games like this with my drawing. I’ll have to try the haiku one…(K)

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  7. This is awesome, Jill! ❤️😃Agree that the warm up scribble is a wonderful idea to start. And the outcome is soooo cool! 😎👍🏻

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  8. Thank you for the creative warm-up this morning, Jill. I do like the scribbling effect. Your posts are always uplifting, have a great day.

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  9. well well well….I feel really close to this post….it is a lovely thing to do….paint pears! And eat them, and draw them….lovely work!!!

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  10. You are sooooo cool!


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  11. Jill enjoyed your process, lovely piece of art. I’m a scribbler too its very freeing. Kath.

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  12. Such a flowing and free form sketch and the dash of colour is perfect.

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