Mutual Support

mutual-support I think that's going to be the title of this little painting, because of the way the two tiny pears are balanced, kind of holding each other up. It's showing up here at about it's actual size, 6" x 6". I can't resist painting fruit (especially if it's got some nice blemishes); I am perpetually ravished by Courbet's late nature mortes of apples and quinces, and I enjoy Raphaelle Peale's more tightly rendered still lives of fruit as well, although in a quieter, less bodily way. I'll probably always make still-lives of fruit, alongside my other work.