Learn How to Paint a Pear
Back in 2003 I had Tuscan colors as the theme of my kitchen decor so I painted this sign as a main focal point.
The wording is done with a stencil and I didn’t fill in the bridges. I can’t believe that was 12 years ago.
I have hung on to this sign while all my others have been sold.
I just love it and I even painted a floor cloth to match..CLICK HERE TO SEE THAT post
I am going to take you thru painting each of the fruits and veggies on the sign above, one at a time. Today we start with the pears.
Keep in mind that pears come in many colors so feel free to switch it up, do green pears, or the reddish ones.
So here is my supply list for painting the pears:
#12 Flat brush
DecoArt Americana colors:
Of course I did a video to go along with this post..here it is.
Sketch out your pattern on your surface.
Yellows in bottled acrylics are not very opaque so we need to undercoat. Just stroke in the color. Here I used School Bus Yellow on the lower pear and Cadmium yellow in the upper..
Let them dry or you can speed up drying with a blow dryer set on warm. Add a touch of highlight by dabbing a corner of your cleaned brush in white and touching in the spot you wish the highlight to be. Then pull out the edges of the little spot with your brush to blend it in.
I also highlight on the upper pear. Load a touch of Raw Sienna on a liner brush. I used a 10/0, stroke on the dimples or divets.
Double load your brush with School Bus Yellow and Yellow Ochre (or Antique Gold). With the Yellow Ochre side shadow along the outer edge of the lower Pear.
Clean you brush again, and double load with the Cadmium Yellow and Yellow Ochre. Shadow the upper pear by stroking the brush along the outer lines of the pear.
To create a shadow along the lower edge of the upper pear where it overlaps the lower one add a bit of Raw Sienna to the corner of your clean brush and stroke along the seam.
You can redo your dimples if they were covered too much by the yellow being stroked over. Now add you stem with either the chisel edge of your flat brush or a liner brush and Raw Sienna or Burnt Umber. Highlight one edge with a touch of white.
Your pears should be done! Again, here is the video..
Paint pears on whatever you like, maybe even a sign like this.
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