|"Tree Ripened" by Scott Ruthven 11x14" Oil on Panel|
Pears are frequent subject matter for artists but most of the time, they are bruised and beat up during their long journey from farm to supermarket. I wanted this portrait to capture the pristine, colorful flesh of these pears and the life still vibrant within the very leaves that provided the energy to grow the fruit.
This painting took several days to complete. Once finished, I sat down and ate every last bite of these pears...just as they would have wanted.
|"Tree Ripened" in progress with model and a crowd of admirers|