2 weeks ago I had the opportunity to take yet another workshop with Abbey Ryan at the
John F. Peto Studio Museum in Island Heights, NJ.
It is a lovely restored home/studio of the artist who was known for Tromp l'oeil (to fool the eye).
Peto's props where all over the home as well as a gallery upstairs which had an amazing Tromp l' oeil exhibit including 3 pieces of Abbey's. One of the props that caught my eye was a ceramic beer bottle just like the one I had brought from home, so I knew I had to use it.
Thank you Vintage Stew for selling me that bottle!
The small unfinished painting in the middle is from the workshop. Abbey helped me get the correct colors of the pear and there were supposed to be some figs on the right...those got scrubbed out. SO it was used as a study for a larger painting when returning home. I used the same props from the workshop except added an old green book, and yes that is the same pear.
This finished painting is available framed $300 please contact Renee Brennan