Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Just a Pair of Pears

Just a little still life today. Oil on panel and about 5X5 inches.

I have a few more panels this size stacked up in the studio. I'm hoping to finish up a couple more of these before the house gets swallowed up forever in a mountain of snow. That way, when the archeologists of the future dig us up they will have some idea what pears looked like before the Great Ice Age.


Anonymous said...

Beautiful, Ben! Is it still snowing out there???
Tell the girls I am making good progress on the dinosaur costumes.
Love, Mama

Anonymous said...

Of course, that ice age has to wait until all this global warming runs its course.

Margaret Perry said...


Natalie B said...

Beautiful picture :-D

drewann said...

Very nice! Have no idea if you have any interest in selling yours but this reminded me of these:
Take care.

Ben Hatke said...

Ah, yes both of those are inspiring -in fact I think seeing those two and a couple other still life artists sort of nudged me into finally trying this.

These pears are earmarked for something, but I'm hoping to get a few more of these done for possibly selling.

I have the fruit -I just need a mix tape with "Pump up the jam" to get myself worked up into a "painting frenzy".

drewann said...

Both of those artists have a system set up to email the "painting of the day" to a compiled list with a link to bid (and a minimum). Get that tape (CD?) going! Take care.

Anthony VanArsdale said...

Fabulous job, Ben! Great composition (my youngest brother just walked up and said, "see the nick in the pear.") after he said that I realized just how essential that little detail was.. cool

beautiful colors too!

Ben Hatke said...

Hey Thanks Anthony! Yeah they weren't fresh off the tree and the orange one... well I picked it out to bring upstairs to paint and a moment later when I picked it up again it had a tiny bite out of it.

courtesy of a two year old.