I love the work of Carol Marine. She has the ability to paint much more loosely than I do, and yet to put the right color in the right place so that what she paints always looks right. I was going to try to make this painting much looser and a bit impressionistic, but it had a mind of its own. To get a texture that fit in, I patted the body of the pear with the side of the brush.
Summer is great for the daily painters: All the fresh produce is downright inspiring.