Monday, June 15, 2009

Summer Vegetable still life painting



Summer Vegetables, 15 x 10 inches, soft pastel on paper. Available.

This piece was done for the Week 37 & 38 Challenge on Karin Jurick's awesome blog Different Strokes From Different Folks. Every two weeks, Karin provides a reference photo, and artists of every stripe, from all over the world, submit their interpretations. This is the first time I've participated. I'm sure I'll become a regular!

10 comments:

  1. That beautiful, rich brown in the background, and then the way that color is integrated into the onion skin really makes this a lovely piece!

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  2. Wonderful still life, Kim and i do like the challenge idea. Nice strong color.

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  3. I love the way this turned out. I love the rich colors - nice work.

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  4. Fantastic, Kim! I love that rich brown, too. Really sets up a lovely harmony with the veggies.
    Liz

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  5. This is gorgeous! Love the crop and your vivid colors.

    The folks on DSFDF are a great art community. Hope you will be a regular!

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  6. Beautiful, love the rich red against the dark brown!

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  7. I love the way you painted this!

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  8. Kim!

    Damn, this turned out really, really good!

    I'm so jealous!

    Fantastic job lighting the still life. Such strong dramatic shadows on this one.

    Great composition and choice of colors too.

    I swear this looks like an oil painting. I had no idea pastels could be worked so tight!

    -Dean

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