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24" x 30"
oil on canvas

This one is about my painting process.

Comments (10)


John, just out of curosity, you ever eat the fruit when your done? :o)


No. But there is something figure-like with pears. Go figure....


Yeah, soft curves with subtle shading....oh, yeah, the pears too! :o)


Hmm, the paper look like it was painted on to a picture of two pears on a wall (as opposed to a painting of: a wall with a sheet of paper stickered on to it).

Is that on purpose, or just my weird take on the thing? Either way, I like the possible double meaning.


The "sketch" is supposed to be adhered to the actual painting of the wall and pears. It's not "in" the painting.

A little confusing, but that was the idea: I was trying to break down a wall of perception.


So I got it right. Yay :) It works great, I really like the ideas behind it.


It would be tough for me to "stick" a drawing to a painting.

If I were displaying these, I'd hang the painting & either: (1) install a suspended shelf beneath the painting & put the drawing on a small easel; (2) put the drawing on a custom floor stand; or (3) suspend the drawing in front with gallery hangers (the wires would have to black, though)...in the same position that you are showing the drawing affixed to the painting, of course.

3-D, both works would be more protected, & the visual continuity would be maintained (it would look cool, too).

Only my opinion.


The sketch is trompe l'oeil. THE SKETCH (and TAPE) is PAINTED to look like I attached it to the painting surface with tape.

Everything you see is oil paint. And magic.....



I misunderstood your response to KUKN (shoulda known better from some of your other stuff).

If it isn't something you haven't already done, maybe you could try it...No?


Not a bad approach. Definitely something to play around with.


John Cox is a painter, cartoonist, and illustrator for hire. For information about purchasing existing work or commissioning new work, contact him by e-mail at john555cox [at] hotmail.com.

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