Silent Consumption

A pear should have such a texture as leads to silent consumption”

I love to play around with pear shapes. There is no ‘wrong’ form as each pear is unique and slightly different.

This pear was done with my new Caran d’ache Pablo colored pencils. Smooth lay down, creamy, no waxy build up. Ability to layer color on top of luscious color and blend-able.

A perfect compliment to my Moleskine journal.

A side by side comparison to Prisma colored pencils. So many colors to choose from! A bit harder to color with, and a waxy build up, but still lovely and fun to play with.

And did I mention the color choices?

Endless possibilities…

I like playing with pears so much that I actually have some pear stamps, so I used those too.

This is one of my favorite pieces, it was published in Cloth, Paper, Scissors July/Aug ’08. Layers of papers, wax, inks, stamps, shading, writing on canvas.

This journal page was the inspiration for the piece.


9 thoughts on “Silent Consumption

  1. This is such a beautiful piece. I loved your article in CPS and have saved it, going back to reread the instructions many times.

  2. Learned of you by Dawn E.'s blog post about her gift from you. Intrigued by your works, studio & family pic. Will be back to visit & read more. Cheers, Julie

  3. I love seeing your journal pages Pam, they are like works of art in themselves! I love the page that was published, just gorgeous!

  4. love the pears! Probably my favorite fruit to draw/paint. Each 1 has so much personality. Wonderful glowing pics, Pam

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