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.

Belle







Helene


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

16 comments:

  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.

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  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 :)

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  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.
    BJ

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

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  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.

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  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.

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  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.

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

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  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

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

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  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

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  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

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

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

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  15. The names out of the hat were

    Barbra Joan to receive "Belle"

    and

    Ann Buckner to receive "Helene"

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

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  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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