My friend, AJ Picard, exhibited 2 of his beautiful pear pastels in an open house art exhibit we had a few years ago.
I enjoyed his work so much that week, hanging in my kitchen.
During the week I noted that 3 'real' pears I had in a basket, had ripened to the same coloring as those in the painting. I could not resist setting up this shot.
This summer AJ had the honor of demonstrating portraiture at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.