It’s Time for Coffee

carafe, coffee, farmers market, fruits, Irina's watercolors, pear painting, pears, red, Still Life, yellow
Two of my favorite things: Coffee and Pears. Not that I drink coffee eating pears every day, in most of the cases the coffee wins. And I loved to challenge myself with the pear painting as these fruits have some kind of magic in their shapes. There is no perfect pear yet they are all so incredibly interesting.

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At the beginning I’ve painted them all yellow, green and slight red. The skin was perfectly glowing from inside. I’ve even made a photo reference, when all of the sudden I’ve noticed that there is something wrong there: the pears looked to me more waxie than real. Yes, I forgot to place the little “imperfections” on them: the dots that characterize the pears so well. After few touches these Ladies came to life, all dotted, all freckled and smiley..
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The photo reference came from my sister; the pears she bought at Russian Farmers Market and she used an old carafe that we had for years in our family to set up this beautiful still life for me.
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8″x10 Waterecolor on Arches 140 Cold Pressed, Winsor & Newton watercolors

12 thoughts on “It’s Time for Coffee

  1. Hi, Irina,
    Soooo beautiful! Colours and composition are very eye pleasant. Your handling background is skillful. Your work always teaches me. Thank you for sharing the precicous work.
    Cheers, Sadami

  2. Irina, this is a beautiful painting, so well done. Love the detail but especially love the glow in the pears and the metal work of the pewter.

  3. Hallo Irina,
    Thank you very much for your compliment on Paint and Draw together but now I've seen your paintings I know I've got a lot to learn. How beautiful your paintings are, just perfect! You are a great example for me.
    greatings from Holland,

    Renate Arends.

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