"A man watches his pear-tree day after day, impatient for the ripening of the fruit. Let him attempt to force the process, and he may spoil both fruit and tree. But let him patiently wait, and the ripe pear at length falls into his lap!" ~ Abraham Lincoln
Pear Lace, November 11, 2012, Watercolour, 10x12.25"
By Laura Leeder
There is something about pears that make them irresistible to use in paintings. If you can get them right off the tree with their leaves intact, even better! I was able to drive out to our friends farm and do just that. Of course, I picked several for our immediate eating pleasure and several more to share with Shannon (their treasured horse) as she wasn't prepared to let me leave until she'd had a few as well!
Did you know there are over 3000 varieties of pears grown around the world? They have been cultivated and enjoyed for thousands of years. Homer referred to them as a "gift from the gods" in the Odyssey. For this painting I chose to place these "gifts from the gods" onto one of my cherished, vintage lace table runners.
This painting will be available for sale at the Images Art Show and Sale, November 24th and 25th, here in Creston, BC.
Thanks for stopping by, comments are always appreciated.
Creatively Yours, Laura Leeder
Watercolour Artist, Creston, BC