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24 x 20 inches, framed The rich golds of the pear stand out from the swirling hot colored wall behind it. The solid-looking shelf on which the pear sits so squarely, seems to flow forwards. To me, the pear is sitting between the swirling earth it came from and the ripening sky on its left. The background textures were all created with free-flowing alcohol solutions of pastel paints. The pleated sheet was painted next. Finally, the pear was placed in center-stage. [Artist quality soft pastels from Sennelier, Rembrandt and Mungyo on acid-free 400 grade UArt sanded paper.]