17.3.08

To Leslie Brasher


'Fresh & Juicy' by Anita Davies

When Leslie's card arrived the first word that popped into my mind was 'FRESH'.
As I caught sight of the fruit bowl, while watching a film with my youngest this weekend, the same thought passed through my mind and immediately knew what my subject would be for her reply. These pears looked so fresh and juicy that I couldn't wait to finish my painting so I could ravish one!

I used gouache in this piece with a flat brush and challenged myself to create a watercolour effect with them, working quickly and with very little preliminary pencil sketch.

I'm pleased with the result, hope you enjoy them Leslie.

7 comments:

Leslie said...

It's beautiful, Anita! I am looking forward to receiving it. I can't believe I'll have TWO pieces of your original artwork. :)

Anita Davies said...

Thank you.
So glad you like it Leslie.

Alan said...

They look delicious. Just seeing them makes me desire a fresh, juicy pear. As always another fine piece.

SCquiltaddict said...

Yummy job....so lovely!

mARTa said...

I too love eating and painting them!!!! These are juicy and very tempting!

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Still been popping in from time to time to see the lovely postcards to and from its talented designer. Hope the shoes I sent you might inspire new designs.

Drawn2Art said...

awesome each time i see ppears i think how wonderful and fresh they are a subject one never gets tired of . My grandfather had pear trees and he would wrap the pears individually in news paper and store them in the basement they stayed fresh often all the way to Christmas and beyond. I can still taste them when I see pears .