These ruby coloured pears are a member of the rose family (Rosaceae). They are one of the world’s oldest cultivated and beloved fruits. Their bright crimson tones and distinctive form makes them wonderful muses for the artist. The artist has created a textured canvas with a subtle underpainting of ripples. She has used oil paints and multiple layers of pigmented glazes to attain a jewel like surface, bringing out the intense pigments against a Paris Blue and Iron Oxide Black background.