Tuesday, January 12, 2010
In keeping with my yellow fascination I was attracted to some pears at the local food store. The top painting was done last and after I had gone to see some George Inness painitngs at The Montclair Museum (where great Cezanne exhibit was reason for going). Love his work. Especially the later pieces which are so Wolf Kahnish. There were a few tonal paintings with a florescent orange sunset that just knocked my socks off. I had met a friend Laurie Pace who is also a good painter and she lent me a video by Gregg Kruetz which my husband and I watched that night. I woke up inspired to try a technique of his ( which I really couldn't incorporate into my work) but it got me to painting so that's always good. Anyway, the point I'm trying to get to is that I thought I was doing a Kruetz painting but was really more influenced by Inness because I saw the orange in the left pear as a sunset! Funny how we're influenced and don't even know it.
"Inclined Pears" 3x4 inches. oil on board