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MONDAY MONTAGE. Fruit Sketchbook.

“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” Edgar Degas


I have been playing around with my same palette, recently going for darker tones and more layering of color washes. In this one, my swirly mosaic background was inspired by Seth’s imaginative shoe-fish assignment in my middle school art class this past week. [note to teacher: scan S’s fish into my iPhoto gallery]

My students know that I love to paint fruit, especially pears. My husband knows that I love to eat fruit, too. I’m a fanatic about an apple-a-day, and I frequently substitute a crunchy or a juicy pear for a Gala apple.

This gathering of pears came about over a period of time. From week to week I would quickly sketch another cool-shaped pear onto this sketchbook page. And from time to time (like during commercial breaks on NUMBERS, a favorite TV show) I would add more layers of color. Finally, yesterday, I said “Basta”! Enough!

Presenting: Jewel-toned Renaissance Pears!

Author: Bonnie Porter

Bonnie Porter is an artist who lived in Europe and now resides in Atlanta. A part-time art teacher who paints and creates with a love of color, line and composition, drawing on inspiration from everywhere.

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