Friday, September 13, 2013

Two of a Kind

 I had someone ask a question about "why" and "how I did the background?"
I painted the pears first, let me back-up and say, "I painted and re-painted the pears!"
I wanted a complement to the light green, so my first thought was some shade of red.
As I looked through my tubes of reds, a beautiful transparent orange caught my eye.
I applied the Transparent Orange, but it didn't feel right once I was done.
So what do you do?  I tried lightening one side with White and it just turned, chalky!
Time to step back, take a seat and think about this?
Next I tried a transparent brown, and that seemed to do the trick.
Now the stems didn't show up!  I tried highlighting them with white,
but that wasn't a good choice either!
Using Orange to play off the warm background was my next decision!

This is only a few of the hundreds of decisions made during the painting processes. 
 
Hope you Enjoy and Thank You for looking! 

                       6x8                 Oil on Panel

14 comments:

  1. Love the touches of blue. Very nice!

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    1. Linda,
      Thank You for Your comment!
      Have you hung your paintings in your new studio yet?

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  2. Jacklyn all of your work is so wonderful! Thunderbird, Petite, ... everything. I really appreciate you sharing with us your trials and process. These pears are wonderful, and the blue as highlight is so cool! (Ha ha, sorry)

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    1. Sheila,
      Wow! Thank YOU for your inspiring comment!
      Passing on what I learn, and what I go through to learn it, what I hope to accomplish with this blog.

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  3. Interesting post and good choice, I might add! I like experimenting also. The result is not always great but I have fun.

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    1. Helen H Trachy,
      Thank you for commenting!
      Hope you will stop by again!

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  4. These pears look so transparent, and juicy. Thanks for sharing your process, Jacklyn!

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    1. I have found I enjoy sharing the painting process. Remembering to do it, is another story!
      Thank You, Linda

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  5. Very nicely painted, Jacklyn, and having a peek inside your artistic thought process was great--helps me remember that the seeking/searching is all part of creating...

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    1. Meredith,
      You are always so good with words, Thank You for your comment.

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  6. these pears do look juicy! Lot's of juicy paint! Love the colors you decided upon. Beautiful!

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    1. Cathy, Thank You for your wonderful words! They mean a lot!

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  7. I love your inside story! It looks like you made all the right decisions! These pears are so textural and believable!

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    1. Terri,
      The inside story came about "after" I posted the painting and just the title. My husband asking "why" I picked the background color!
      That is when I knew, I had to write a little more. :)

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