There is something so enjoyable about the shape and color of pears. I have given pear assignments to my drawing classes many times and always love the unique results and concepts created by the students. In this painting I particularly enjoyed working with the mixed media/collage approach. I really wanted to give this painting a modernist,retro feel and I enjoyed giving the composition a touch of texture with the variety of materials applied. My teaching certainly has influenced my work. I have been teaching color drawing and composition. Teaching has made me think more about how to create a successful compostion but always keeping in mind that the most important aspect of any work is the inspiration behind that work. This was simply an exercise in complements and design. Thanks for viewing my blog. this painting is for sale and is already framed. Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing this piece.