Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Bold Colors in "Fiesta Pears"

One of the things I strive for in my artwork is to create bold colors. Visually, I am drawn to paintings that are bright and that create a statement, and that is what I want in my paintings as well. For me, it's all about light, and how it is reflected off of the surfaces of the items in the painting.

"Fiesta Pears" is just that- a bright, bold, and festive transparent watercolor painting! 

The platter that the pears are on is just beautiful. I received it from my daughter-in-law and son for Christmas, and it is really a fabulous size. I actually had 12 pears in rows on the platter, but chose to only do 9 for the painting which is 11 x 15 inches in size.

If you are interested in purchasing this painting, or in commissioning a similar painting which would suit your color preferences, please contact me at


Michelle said...

Beeeeee you ti ful!!!!

I love the dynamics of the platter being offset in the composition and of course, the vibrant colour.

Awesome stuff.

Kim said...


Anonymous said...

Wonderful colors, wonderful painting.


paintandink said...

These colors are vivacious!

Jean Victory said...

I love the bold statement this piece makes...beautiful. Congrats on the "Poppies" piece!

Joanne said...

Hi Michelle,
Thanks!!! I appreciate your comments, and am happy that this painting meets with your "approval". :-)

Joanne said...

Hi Kim,
You are a woman of few words - thanks for the comment! :-)

Joanne said...

Hi Paz!
So glad to see you - as always, you have positive encouragement for me... thanks!

Joanne said...

Hi Alison,
Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment... I am off to visit your blog now. :-)

Joanne said...

Hi Jean! It's been a while since I've talked to you - how are you doing out there on the Maine coast? Thanks for stopping by and for telling me what you think of this piece!