Watercolor Still Life Painting: Pears & Lemons in the Sun

Pears & Lemons in the Sun 3.5″ x 3.5″ Watercolor on gesso-coated wood block

Weekend with the Masters

I’ve just returned from Weekend with the Masters, and my head is a big gum ball machine of ideas, inspiration and thoughts about the history and process of making art and being an artist. I need time to sort my experience into a tangible plan – something that I can map & execute in the studio this Fall & Winter, but the experience was fantastic, as always.

Photos of Artists at Work

Here are some photos for you, with links, from the weekend:

Daniel Greene giving a portrait demonstration


Daniel Greene’s palette during the portrait demo


Close up of Daniel Greene’s portrait in process


Bucket o’ brushes (Daniel Greene)


Robert Liberace grisaille portrait painting demo


Robert Liberace‘s figure painting demo


Juliette Aristides‘ figure painting workshop


Juliette Aristides‘ figure painting demo in process


David Kassan drawing Stephen Cefalo


David drawing Stephen in the vendor hall
with Michael Mentler,  Juliette Aristides and Tijana Graham watching


David’s new drawing box set from General Pencils


Stephen Early’s figure painting demo


Galina Tuluzakova’s presentation on the art & life of Nicolai Fechin
Michael Klein demoing figure painting from imagination


Michael Klein figure painting from  imagination
Michael Klein figure painting from imagination

Art Quote

Realize that a drawing is not a copy. It is a construction in very different materials. A drawing is an invention.
~Robert Henri

3 thoughts on “Watercolor Still Life Painting: Pears & Lemons in the Sun”

  1. Love the painting and the post. That must be an inspiring weekend indeed.

    Also love the idea that a drawing is not a copy. So many of us are trying to “get it right”, as in a factual imitation. Impossible.

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