This is a painting I did ages ago for a class final. For the final, I had to paint anything I wanted, and I did a trio of canning related pictures. One of the paintings was of stacked canning jars filled with fruits, veggies, and sauces. Two of the paintings looked like photographs and vintage looking recipes surrounded the subject of the recipe. This one, of course, is pears, and they are one of my favorite subjects to paint. For this, I taped off the middle square first and painted the “photograph.” I re-taped and added the off-white edging using acrylic spray paint. I really wanted it to look like a Polaroid. The surrounding pears were painted and I added the decoupage of the recipe last, I added several layers of acrylic medium to the painting so that the recipe blended better. I love how this one turned out, and one of these days, I will post the other paintings if I can talk the owners into photographing them.