Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Update to Onions, Pepper and Pot

Had a chance to work on this earlier today. My computer was acting up so I decided to shut it off before I took a hammer to it and I still had my sanity, and do some "art therapy".

This is not quite done yet, still putting some saturated color on onions and "finessing" the edges. That's what my pastel instructor, Deb, calls it....finessing.

This is colored pencil on a sanded board, but I have been using the principles that I am learning in my pastel class. Things like Light & Shadow, detailing either the lights or the darks (in this case the lights), letting the edges open and close to lead you around the painting, using saturated color where the form rolls into the shadow. There's so much to remember, I know it in my head but getting it down on paper is a different story.
Onions, Pepper and Pot, 8" x 10" Colored Pencil on Sanded Pastelbord

5 comments:

hbedrosian said...

I like how you handled the edges, and great contrast in this piece as well. The onions really stand out against the dark background.

Belinda Lindhardt said...

Just beautiful i love that shadow

Catherine said...

Beautiful ! You really mastered the chiaroscuro in this piece ! Which pastelboard do you use ? Something like a Sennelier pastelcard or Colorfix ?

Rhonda Bartoe Tucker said...

This piece is wonderful! I, too, love the light/dark contrast. Very striking. You can tell you're learning a lot from your classes.

Cindy said...

Thank you all, this has been a real departure for me in how I finish a piece.

Catherine, I use Ampersand pastel board, this one was sand colored. I think it's more like Colorfix..it has quite a bit of texture to it. I think I might try white for my next piece. Maybe Wallis sanded paper.

Hey Rhonda! I LOVE my classes...I just get so inspired every Saturday afternoon.