Still fighting the urge to eat the ice cream calling me in the freezer I decided to just keep my mind on fruit….Yeah right! So I attempt another piece of fruit while working with my oil pastels and low and behold, and a big “Hallelugh” I get a break-through. I feel I have created a much more realistic piece.
Using oil pastels beginning with white in the center, then overlaying a a thin layer of tan. Still working outward but further from the center I add a thin layer of the lightest orange, a bit further out a layer of a darker orange then browns. Blending from the center outward being careful not to get more than a touch of color in the white I blended outwardly. For the background I lay my white in the area I want lightest then applied the color blending working from the lightest area toward the darker areas. Added shadows under and around the pear last.