Tuesday 9 May 2017

Pear with Earthenware Bottle

Oil painting of a green pear beside an earthenware bottle lying on its side.
I tried to paint a bottle and a pear,
But soon it had me driven to despair--
The neck was wrong, the fruit was weak,
And did I mention bad technique?

To wit, I've found relief in simple verse,
To counter daily painting's basic curse--
That some are poor, and some are deft,
Some paintings full and some bereft.

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"

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