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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

"Pear & Kumquats" by Marina Petro


Artist~Marina Petro, Saratoga Springs, NY USA
5x7 inches oil on Raymar canvas panel
$100 Email me to inquire about purchasing this painting.

I've been painting a lot of these small daily paintings on 6x6 inch canvas panels. They usually sell as is and I provide an adhesive hanger for them. They also look good displayed on mini easels which I can also provide. Problem is, even if I wanted to frame them I haven't been able to find any 6x6 inch frames locally to keep a few on hand. I do love this size though. The fruit and veggie paintings look really great displayed on kitchen/dining room walls in groupings.

I thought I'd finished this piece a couple of weeks ago. I kept looking at it and felt it needed something more...so...I lightened up the left side of the pear and the highlights on the kumquats, darkened parts of the background and deemed it done...and here it is...

Today's Quotation: "If we could but paint with the hand what we see with the eye."
-Honore de Balzac



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2 comments:

Dayna Talbot said...

Marina, Lovely! The colors .....and brush strokes just lead you into the painting.

Sandra Galda a Daily Painter said...

the color contrast is great here and the work is done very realistically, but not too tight...just so good!

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