Friday, March 16, 2012

Pastel Pear and Bottle

I am back to pastels, but did I ever have problems with this puppy.  It was difficult to see all the colors in the pear, bottle, shadow and reflection.  I don't normally paint this late in the evening, but I want to try to paint every day and this was the only time I could paint.  I guess that is part of the challenge and you have to try to find the time.

This is painted with a variety of soft pastels and is done on 5 x 7 Wallis Belgium Mist sanded art paper and took about an hour to paint.  It is painted from life.  That's #7.

Thanks for looking.



  1. I love the glinting warm light on the bottle, that's elegant. Life painting, it's spectacular.

  2. Thanks, Robert. I had to stop myself from adding more pastel and ruining the look. Know when to stop, right? Often easier said than done.