Friday, May 14, 2010

Plum



Tonight I was clearing off the table in my studio and unearthed some more pastels.  My table seems to become loaded with the materials that I'm currently working on and sometimes things get buried a little.  That's ok, as within a few days its always a new discovery to find them again - either that or I have a short term memory problem.

So tonight I played around with a little pastel of a plum.  Partially from memory, partially from references.  I love the richness that pastel gives and the painterly qualities it has.  Its instant gratification to satisfy the child in me.

3 comments:

Elizabeth Seaver said...

You've really captured the color and strange cloudiness of plum skin. Very nice!

RHCarpenter said...

A plum of a different color! My favorite part is the little cut in the skin where the stem begins coming out and the shadow of that stem on the fruit. Beautiful :) I'm glad you are on the mend and hope you're soon 110% again.

Tina Eudora said...

Great choice in paper color, it makes the various shades on the plum sing!