Orange on Black
9 x 12 pastel
As a break from the portrait that I'm working on, I did a quick sketch of an orange. I didn't have a reference or live fruit in front of me, so worked from memory. That's not always a good thing, as memory plays tricks and not always good ones.
Of course as I used black paper for this pastel sketch, its a nightmare to get the colours to ring true. That and artificial light. And a scanner would be even worse no doubt with the reflection from the light.
I would like to try some more fruit in pastels. The medium seems to work well and I like the texture and rich pigments. Its as close to painting as you can get with a dry medium I think.