Friday, May 10, 2013

Balancing Act

The sunlight on the back porch in the late afternoon drew my attention and suddenly I knew I wanted to create a still life set-up to paint. I quickly found some posterboard for backing, then a teacup, apple and strawberry from the kitchen. In the garden I plucked a little Geum blossom, then stacked them all together for a photo portrait. The next day I painted the portrait in pastel. I rather like how this one turned out, even though it's a bit more realistic than I usually work. A fun change!

Balancing Act, 5 x 7 pastel on Wallis sanded paper

1 comment:

  1. That apple looks like I could eat it right now!