Wednesday, December 2, 2009


This pear is gigantic!  It is one of the largest bosc pears I have ever seen and purchased.  I'm talking rotund.  This specimen's gurth is a woppying 11 and a half inches with a height of 7 inches...
I thought placing it next to the vertical stripes drew your eye upwards... (at least that is what vertical stripes are supposed to do).

Bosc pears haver a unique skin colouring and texture.  A warm cinnamon brown with russeting over the entire surface, or like this one, mottled russeting with greenish yellow patches.  To check for ripeness you apply gentle pressure with your thumb at the base of the stem, if you feel a slight give it is ready to eat... or if there is a  bit of puckering/wrinkling at the base of the stem.
This is Bosc pear season.

12x9 oil on canvas (needs some drying time)

1 comment:

Christine MacLellan said...

Love this painting you really captured the essence of the pear!