This next spread is one of my favorites from this past weekend. Remember the "Junk To Journal" posts? Well, I decided to flip through some of my treasures from the paint store and I came across the card with the pear. I just love pear images and I've been saying I need to complete "the obligatory pear painting" for years now. I thought I would cut the pear out and use it in a spread that would become a preliminary for my painting. That was my intention anyway. What I ended up with was a very whimsical character with a pear nose.
I applied these paint colors as the background in a random fashion using an old credit card. While the background dried, I cut out the pear. The moment I placed it on the page I saw a nose and proceeded to draw a face around it. I was thinking about all the artists who painted pears and even googled a few "just to be sure". After I finished painting the figure, I added the lettering and then wrote in names of artists who have painted pears.