Pear Portraits

Pear Portrait Series

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I picture an old studio where the pears come to get their portraits painted.  Or perhaps an old Sears photo studio with the fuzzy cloth over a box, where families gather in their Sunday best.  These pears have a story and they are loved.

Patiently

Patiently pear portrait

Occasionally a portrait takes longer than the subject can manage to sit.  But if the artist can wait patiently, the right pose can present itself at the exact right time.

Darcy

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First sitting: he was busy brooding in his study with the humidor on his desk and a slight leather smell from the worn furniture.  Darcy felt misunderstood.  He has been bruised by life but his rough exterior hides the sweetness within.

 

Second sitting: After letting himself go for too long, Darcy shaped up and re-hydrated on a much needed vacation.  He is looking forward to the future and no longer brooding.

Conversation

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These two have been friends since before the harvest.  They balance each other - one easy going and extroverted, the other glows with creativity and a bit of shyness.  They are happy to take as long as needed for their portrait so that they can have time to catch up.

Solo

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Introducing this brave little pear who came to get her portrait done.  She sat so still it was like she just appeared out of my head.

Pear Portrait Series

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Hopefully, you have enjoyed these glimpses of the lives behind the portraits.