Wednesday, February 17, 2010

"Backstage" - SOLD


I was messing around with this setup - with bowls and such - and suddenly realized just the pear with it's shadow made a cute little scene. The pear is an actor, see, and it's conferring with it's shadow backstage, reviewing lines, calming butterflies, etc. Can you see it?

16 comments:

Mary Bullock said...

Backstage jitters - break a leg, Pear!

Carolyn Finnell said...

I can see it! He's in a play by Shakespear.

Bobbi Heath said...

Gorgeous shadows, Carol. You really nailed it with this one. And the story is good too!

Gwen Bell said...

Yes, I see it...and what a little star it is! Like the way the pear is the only intense color in the composition.

Anonymous said...

Have you been painting the floor of your new studio with epoxy paint? Your title suggests you may have inhaled a little more than you should have. That's just a smartass way of saying, "I don't see it." But I love the little painting anyway.

leo said...

Oh yes! perfectly told. Oh, and, I'm noticing the reflections on the surface of the 'table.' Are you using a mirror or just shinny surface?

Susie Gregory said...

i can see it...and i love it...brings back memories of my theatre days!

DSM said...

AND it's not his favorite scene; THE SWORDFIGHT!
He gets turned into chutney....

Dayna Talbot said...

Love it!

Barbara Andolsek Paintings said...

That pear's shadow is a great stand-in, and I love the supporting actors as well...

paintnpencil said...

He's all set to take centre stage. Well done on the painting, its lovely.

Linda said...

What a great way to begin my day! Love your explanation and Mary's and Carolyn's comments!! LOL!!

Yes, the shadows are wonderful, but also the reflections. Just wonderful!!

clyde semler said...

Your pear and green apple paintings are some of my favorites. You really show your tonal subtleties with less intense color schemes such as this. Your hero must be playing the Duc D'Anjou!

Delilah said...

I don't know where you come up with the wonderful expressive titles for your work but I love them. I have given you the sinshine award for creative blogging it can be picked up at my blog http//paintingoftheday.blogspot.com

Joshua Kadtke said...

Amazing work as usual, it never ceases to amaze me the amount of life you capture in each painting. On a side note, that sunshine award is going around like crazy! I've listed you on mine as well...

ashleylaskowski said...

ah, this is one of my favorites! I love your work, and being a still-life painter myself, you are such an inspiration! plus, looking at your little still lifes brightens my day. thank you!