Still Life With Pear: Session 6

I’m at a loss for words today I have been working on the still life with pear for six sessions now and I’m not sure what to say about it.

I didn’t work very long on it today, only an hour and a half. I’m focused on the satin cloth now and working slowly. The values in the cloth are so subtle and the edges are difficult to discern┬áso I’m paying close attention.

still life with pear setup
Still life with pear setup

I’m almost layering the painting at this point. I started working on the cloth by painting the broader values and shapes first with a larger brush then after getting the general shape done I switch to a smaller brush and work more methodically through the fabric.

Still life with pear subject photo
Still life with pear subject photo

I found my mind wandering too much after about an hour working tonight and I didn’t want to cause any mistakes in the painting from lack of focus so I only worked for an hour and a half. I figure that tomorrow I will hit the open studio as a break from the painting, then com back to it on Thursday with a focused mind.

Session Details

  • Session: 998
  • Work: 838
  • Width: 9"
  • Height: 12"
  • Medium: Oil
  • Location: Home
  • Art Time: 1.5
  • Creative Time:



Recent Posts


Christopher Beaven

Christopher Beaven

I am an Artist and a programmer currently living in the amazing state of Washington. I have a passion for art, but I'm stubborn as hell with it. My day is complete only when I do some piece of art each day, no matter how small. "There was a dream that was Rome. You could only whisper it. Anything more than a whisper and it would vanish, it was so fragile."

Related Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.