Monday, August 20, 2012

Apple & Pear



iPhone Photo

Apple & Pear
22 in. x 28 in.
Oil on Canvas

This painting has been finished for almost 3 months and through one thing or another I haven't been able to find the time to get it up on my blog.
This is my first oil painting in 27 years. I expect more to come, though I'm not giving up acrylics. Using one medium really makes me appreciate the other.
The "framed" drawing is a funny pad of paper my daughter has where every page has a different frame printed on it. We were drawing together one morning with her markers and my other daughter decided to add to my sketch with some smashed up strawberry. I like what it adds to it.


Claudio Acciari said...

How delightful pieces!
And the drawings in pencil a pure joy!

Don Shank said...

Thank you Claudio!
Coming from you that means a lot. I am a huge fan of your work.

Nathalie said...

I really love the colors in this one. The saturated blue works really well!

Bradley J. Bethel Jr. said...

A blue apple. That's something I'd like to see. :)

Magda Scrobota said...

wow, this is wonderful, i am happy i discovered your blog :) you are an inspiration source
have a great day

Alina Chau said...


pakoto said...

super inspiring!

jmanu said...

SO Beautiful
Love your style

Katherine said...

The strawberry certainly adds a something special... a random element - the hand of the artist... a 'je ne sais quoi'... er... an aroma? Ha!