Friday, 29 July 2011

Pair and Pears

We have a three day break in the building works whilst we wait for the newly plastered kitchen to dry. So I though I'd come say hello :)

Today is our wedding anniversary  - 22 years.
We're off out in a little while for a celebratory lunch.

I have managed to do a couple of little studies of pears - hope you enjoy them.
Tomorrow and the day after I'm going to visit all your blogs. I just know there'll be some interesting posts I've missed.

Both of these pears were made in four colours - French Ultramarine, Transparent Yellow, Permanent Rose and Sap Green.

Both made on sample papers I picked up at the art show.
The first allowed to bleed wet-in-wet, and the second painted layer over layer, wet on dry.



and now a little something for you, in celebration...

If anyone would like to own one of these pears, please leave a comment saying which one you'd like.  If there are many who'd like to own one, I'll draw a name from the hat on Sunday. This is open to all, no matter where you live.
have a great day ! xx


  1. Hi Pat, Congratulations on your wedding anniversary and I hope you both have a wonderful day. I feel for you during your building work, we have just had our bathrooms revamped - it was arduous to say the least!! Hope your kitchen work goes smoothly (not a pun considering your plastering):/

    Your paintings are lovely, plus the texture of the papers looks really nice. All the best, ann.

  2. Belated anniversary wishes to both of you, Pat and Paul! Hope you had a lovely meal and perhaps Missy got a doggy bag too? The pear studies are excellent - I like the paper you have used too :)

  3. I love painting pears, watercolor, oil , and colored pencil ,, I even did one in boring graphite. You can't ruin a pear.. !!! and yes, I would love to own one of yours.

  4. Congratulations on your wedding anniversary, Pat!
    The pears are both beautiful! Interesting textures! Enjoy your celebratory lunch and have a great weekend!

  5. Hey, happy anniversary you guys! Hope you have a lovely day.

    Love the pair of pears, I especially like the edges in the second one.

  6. Congratulation Pat and hope you have a wonderful day.
    Gr to the kitchen renovations...always hard to cope with especially the kitchen but I am sure it will be worth it.

    Love your pears. quite different using the two techniques but both look great.

  7. First, congratulations on your wedding anniversary. I wish you both all the best in your life together.
    Your pears are beautiful. They look crispy. I like the striking colors of Belle.

  8. Happy wedding anniversary and I hope you have a beautiful day.
    The two painting are lovely. Both colours are beautiful.

  9. Happy 22nd Anniversary you two! Hope you have another wonderful 22 years.

    I like both pears Pat. I love the fresh mingling of color in the first one and the more reserved look of the 2nd one. Keeping my fingers x'd. :D :D

  10. Congratulations for the anniversary!! I hope you have a very good weekend!! Arianna

  11. Happy Anniversary. Hope you enjoy your meal. Good luck with the building work, we are still in the middle of work on our house but I haven't got round to any drawing or paqinting. Your paintings of the pears are great and I may just have a go at doing one

  12. Hi Pat
    Congratulations to your wedding anniversary. I wish you and your husband all the best and a happy future together.

    The pears have become wonderful and the colors chosen Excellent.
    Most of all I like Belle

    Elsbeth xx

  13. Happy Anniversary to you.
    Love the pears, I especially like the look of the second one.

  14. I hope you had a nice lunch! I think both are nice but I favor the second for some reason.

  15. The names out of the hat were

    Barbra Joan to receive "Belle"


    Ann Buckner to receive "Helene"

    Congrats to you both - may you enjoy them for years to come xx

  16. Pat, sorry for the delay, but there goes my congratulations on the anniversary of casamente, that this date is repeated for many years full of love.
    I loved the pears first, the second too, but I humedo more attention.
    A big hug


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