Ever since I can remember, I have never cared for citrus fruit. Too sour, for the most part and, of course, my mother worried that I was missing out on necessary nutrition. She discovered that I would eat pears and was over joyed to find one kind of fruit that the kid would actually consume. So much of my early childhood contained a grocery sack with pears in it, just for me!
I still like pears. They don’t contain the same amount of vitamin “C” as citrus and they do contain more natural sugars which makes them more appealing to me and all the rest of the “kids”!
Now, I like them for a different reason. The are fun to paint. I have already done a red pear and Bartlett pear earlier on. So, while I was shopping for groceries the other day, I stumbled upon the Bosc pears!
Judging from the skin and intact stems, they are very fresh. The color was high and the bruising was minimal. In other words, perfect for eating and painting.
So, once again there was a grocery bag with pears in it, just for me!
Hopefully with a little dramatic “staging” they look good enough to eat.
“Another One Bites the Bosc” is an 8×10 oil on canvas-board and an ongoing member of the “Painting Today” series.
As always, I thank you for stopping by to see what’s on my shopping list, errr, I mean, easel! See you soon again, I hope!