Pears on the brain

I’ve been putting my pear collages into Photoshop and playing around with them. Looking at crops, colour schemes and textures – just seeing what works and what doesn’t. Some of these ideas may well turn up in a series of new paintings I am doing for exhibition in Auckland later in the year. Originally I was going to do a series based on my obsession with the moon but, to be honest, I think the pear shape affords me more opportunities.  I have to do what are, for me anyway, some quite big canvas – up to around a metre square – so I need a basis for the series which I feel can translate in a variety of ways, shapes and styles.

In case you are wondering, this is a follow-on from Michelle’s Crusade No 27 which you can read about here. So inspiring, thanks Michelle.

11 thoughts on “Pears on the brain

  1. cath – these are fab!! looking at work through photoshop is a quick and interesting discovery of how to tweak the real work, don”t you think? i love that you can slide the color or contrast and be informed of what to try next. terrific follow-up to your previous shape posts. congrats on the mission to create the big canvases! and thanks for being such an enthusiastic player, sharing all your pears. xo

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  2. Cath, I absolutely love all the work you have done with the pear shape. Its not only the shape but what you have done with it…is just awesome!

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  3. What neat things you are doing!!! Playing with images is one of my plans for soon. I have just purchased a copy of “From Image to Stitch” by Maggie Gray which has lots of good ideas I plan to try.

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  4. Wow, these are amazing!!! I’m so impressed! I wish I had your photoshop skills-I know only the most basic applications. Definitely on my list of things to get better at.
    Love your choice of shape too!

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  5. Just stopping by from GPP. Congratulations on your win! I’m new to the crusades and seeing everyone’s beautiful work is so inspiring. I love the pears. What a great shape to work with!

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  6. Congrats on Winnign this Crusade Cath!! Your post was the first one that I saw for this crusade and I will never forget how much it inspired me!! I love aht you have done here!! I love your use of color and the dripping paint is so fabulous and brave and so perfect!!! I couln’t have picked a better winner and I know that your piece entered in the Leukemia auction will do very well!!!
    Best Regards!!
    Elizabeth

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