Friday, January 08, 2010

Pear, Pastel Study


Desiree, from Painting Friends online group has done a workshop demo using pastels and her finished painting can be seen on her blog - just click on her name.  She did a great job of doing videos for us which are chock full of information.  As you can see mine has no where the polish or finished look.  I have a very limited number of pastels so used what I had.  Sure missed having grays and whites.  The lightest color is a very pale blue.  I truly enjoyed working in pastels and may try it again but for now I'm ready for watercolors, oils or acrylics.

9 comments:

Susan said...

Ann, I LOVE this! It has an almost Van Gogh look to it. Beautiful!

Teresa said...

Ann, you've done a terrific job on this! and this proves that any color will do if the values and shapes are correct, right? personally I love the color scheme too and it looks kind of impresionistic, looks like there's no medium you can't tame!

RHCarpenter said...

Not having all the colors didn't hold you back at all - your drawing chops showed in this one and it looks good, very good!

Ann Buckner said...

Susan, thank you. :)

Teresa, it was fun and challenging coming up with a color mix.

Rhonda, thanks. Didn't draw this, traced it because it is a workshop study and wanted to try what Desiree was teaching us. Did lose all the edges of the pear and plate and had to completely redraw the plate though. Does that count lol?

Susan Roux said...

I found myself lost in your pastel, admiring it, loving the softness and the colors. Then I read your words...
Odd how we're so hard on ourselves. I'm new to blogging and I like how others can leave comments. Its so uplifting! It was evident in your little pear that you were enjoying yourself as you created it. That should be enough, but this time it really is good!

Nora Mackin said...

This is wonderful Ann. Good for you in giving this a try.

Ann Buckner said...

Susan, thank you for viewing my blog. I certainly enjoyed visiting yours. I did enjoy working with pastels and pleased it shows. :)

Nora, thank you. :)

JudyAdamsonArtandDesign said...

I was interested to read that you're using pastels - they're my all-time favourite medium and I find having to pick up a brush and mix paints quite distracting when I've been using pastels for a while! I never learnt to use them 'properly'. It just evolved from using charcoal for quick life drawings and wanting to add a bit of colour.

Ann Buckner said...

Hi Judy, it was fun working with the pastels and probably will do more in the future. Right now though I'm still trying to learn watercolor as well as oils. I've enjoyed your blog and your greeting cards. :)