Bartlett Pear

Robert Spellman acrylic painting of a bosc pear.

Pears again! It's been interesting to re-visit this mode of painting, which I've not done for some years now. There was a conceit in art schools (there still is!) that you must make art that's never been done; you must be completely original. This view has infected more artists that you could shake a stick at, and it explains why there is so much tedious art being cranked out these days. What if we had that same regard for food, that it must never be repeated? Some things are worth doing over and over. I like this pear. Nothing new, really. It's 20 x 22 inches.

Music of the Moment

A composition for cello, viola, pan drum, marimba, and strings. Let's call this one Theme and Variation for Nan's movie.

I've started adding one of these compositional sketches with each Moonblog entry on the new and full moon. I also have a page with more of these compositions in progress. Go here for a listen.

Full Moon ~ November 19th, 2021