Sunday, November 15, 2009

Pears in colored Pencil WIP VIII - FINISHED!


I think it is FINISHED! I will post it here and leave it unsealed for a couple of days just in case anyone notices anything that needs adjusting.  I really appreciate your patience in following along on this one.  I had no idea it would take so long to do.  Since last time I added a bit of color to the pears, completed the stems, add some reflected color in the shadows and adjusted the color in the bottom rim a bit. 

17 comments:

debwardart said...

It's Beautiful! Great job!

Barbra Joan said...

Vickie I don't think it gets any better than this. Your work amazes me, its just beautiful.. and btw thanks for that little bit of wisdom about the rules, your so right. it really lifted my spirits .!!!!

Vicki Greene said...

Thanks Deb. Such praise from someone whose opinion I respect so much make me very happy.
Barbra thank you, I really appreciate you comments and your work is beautiful so just keep painting.

Teresa Mallen said...

Woo-hoo finished! :-) Still loving that colander of yours! You did a great job rendering it and I like your background!!

Donald Kolberg said...

Absolutely wonderful

shicat said...

Peacefully beautiful. Such lush detail

Micah said...

Oh , those pears came out perfect! This is really going to be the bomb framed :)

Vicki Greene said...

Thanks so much Teresa, Donald, Shicat and Micah. I really appreciate the kind comments and encouragement.

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

You don't mean it - I shall miss my injection of pear WIP now its all over!!! Wonderful result - great touch adding the warm reflective colour into the main shadow. Worth every single patient stroke. A masterpiece.

Genie Even said...

Hello Vicki. I "googled" to find the person who left the very appreciated comment on my strawberries post. Your pears are beautiful, so carefully rendered. Colanders are a favorite subject of mine, I like the holes of light they produce. The only suggestion I can make is that shadows are darker at their source and then fade out. Your shadows could be just a bit darker where the colander and the pear touch the table.

RHCarpenter said...

I've enjoying seeing this one coming together along the way. I think a bit darker shadow close to the object is needed...just a bit. I do love it as is...the colors are gorgeous and you've got such a beautifully rounded colander and those pears make me want to bite one, they look so juicy and luscious. Beautiful work, Vicki and I admire your persistence and dedication and skill with colored pencil!

Vicki Greene said...

Thank you so much Genie and Rhonda. Genie I found your site through Chris Beck's Brush-Paper-Water site and was thrilled when I saw that beautiful camellia painting. You guys have great eyes and the shadow will be an easy fix. I appreiciate that.

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

Oh Vicki...I gave up on this two versions ago...thinking it was wonderful, then! You are the Queen of colored pencil...believe it! I love the final changes and think this is just super!

Vicki Greene said...

Thank you so much Susan. I did adjust the shadow a bit as suggested by Genie and Rhonda and will frame it this week.

Loredana said...

Wonderful!

Gary Keimig said...

It has come out very nice. If you decide to do any more I would suggest a little darker cast shadow and possibly on pears themselves too. It would make a very nice piece a real winner.
Good job.

Vicki Greene said...

Thanks Loredana & Gary. I really have to push myself with the darks but I am working on that and appreciate the extra eyes.