Forelle Pears by Pete Janes

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Watercolor on 140lb Arches cold press. Completed as a commission. The patron loved it so much it became the color palette and motif for his kitchen remodel. “Forelle” is the French word for trout, and these pears definitely share a resemblance to the skin of a speckled trout.
I am grateful to the apple and pear growers of the Pacific Northwest for both subject and sustenance.

Organic produce slinger by day. Automatic Scribbler and Deliberate Renderer by night.

“Pete Janes entertains the macro insect crowd with meticulous gouache and watercolor specimen pieces, while his more imaginary illustrations seem to be glimpses into faraway realities.”—noted art critic and Portland bum R. Terialspray

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  • Colin Cartwright
    Colin Cartwrightover 5 years ago

    But they won’t taste the same – I hope!
    A fine and colourful still life. Good highlights and textures Which medium did you use here?

  • Pete Janes
    Pete Janesover 5 years ago

    Forelles have a bitter, tannic-heavy skin, but a nice “wild” pear flavor. This is a watercolor on cold press. It’s not the best image—this was the first image I posted on Redbubble, from an original commission, which is why it’s not for sale. Thanks Colin!

  • Rodney Campbell
    Rodney Campbellover 5 years ago

    Very nice work.

  • Julie Everhart
    Julie Everhartalmost 5 years ago
  • Elisabeta Hermann
    Elisabeta Hermannover 4 years ago

    Excellent painting!
    Please enter it in our Challenge here

  • Thank you very kindly for the invitation, Elisabeta!

    – Pete Janes

    ANNETTE HAGGERover 4 years ago

    Please add to the Just Watercolours Group….anna : )

  • Christiane  Kingsley
    Christiane Ki...over 4 years ago

    This is gorgeous!

  • Thank you, Christiane!

    – Pete Janes

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