Photo Acrylic Pear 12 by Cara Schingeck

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mixed medium:
still life photograph of a pear painted with acrylic, alternative process printing, hand painted on photo paper.

A still life inspired by my Grandparents cannery. For this reason, I created I used the above technique to create a surrealistic feeling that for me represents, symbolizes a process of remembering and how for me memories are vague but colors are saturated at time and at time very real.

H, remember those juicy pears that Grandpa and Grandma always had at their custom cannery in Eastern Washington? We would go in the summer time and there were always so many people there canning their vegetables and fruits. The cannery was always a gathering place for the community. I think you were too young to work there, you were lucky for that in some ways but it was a fun place to work too. Stacking all the cans of fruit and listening to all the stories the ladies would tell as they prepared the cans for us kids to seal and stack in the back of that old cannery.

The cannery and Grandpa and Grandma are gone now but the memories will never be forgotten.


  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethover 4 years ago

    lovely refreshing painting! nice frame too.

  • Thank you! So great to know you like it!!

    – Cara Schingeck

  • tori yule
    tori yuleover 4 years ago

    Beautiful art and your writing is heartfelt. So true what you say and express about memories.

  • Thank you Tori.
    you are very kind in what you say in your comment and your thoughtfulness means a great deal to me.

    – Cara Schingeck

  • Valentina Walker
    Valentina Walkerover 4 years ago

    What a beautiful image, Cara! Extremely well done! I must say, I prefer your colored images – from them I feel more positive energy. But I totally understand that the war and your memory about it could not be associated with the cheerful color tones.

  • Valentina, thank you for your perspective, I appreciate reading your viewpoint and for you sharing with me your commentary of my artwork and your interpretation of what may motivate me…it is very interesting.

    – Cara Schingeck

  • fourthangel
    fourthangelover 4 years ago

  • Thank you for featuring my artwork!

    – Cara Schingeck

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