Monday, August 3, 2009

Monday Drawing Class - Veggies

"Pitcher and Peppers"
13" x 11"

After being gone two weeks, I returned to drawing class at University Arts. I had such fun. Judith brought in some fresh veggies from farmers market and some art objects from her home. This is the result of my drawing one of two setups we had. Bob's class is open and ongoing with new people coming and going almost every week, thus Bob must devote quite a bit of time to the new attendees. He helped the old faithfuls (four of us) get set up and checked our progress after we had drawn our subject and started to add pastels. At this point he gave me a great pointer -- establish the value of the drape so I could key off that value. He came back when we were near the end of class and was very happy with the results we had achieved. He told us that we had come a long way in this class. What we had produced could be nicely framed.

Bob said we should treat ourselves to better paper, suggesting Kitty Wallis sanded paper, so I have a good reason to spend more money on art supplies, always a pleasure. Of course, Bob suggested a few tweaks that really pulled it together -- some light to contrast against the dark edges of the peppers and more distinct lights, which would have one hard edge. As I am new to pastels, I was pretty pleased with the overall results.


Megha Chhatbar said...

Hey Mary! I guess you are enjoying and having a gr8 time! Lots of new art I can see here..Well done! :)

Color Pencil Portrait: Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak

Megha Chhatbar said...

Hey Mary, Please come and collect the award for you...:) Congratulations!

Barbra joan said...

Well you are one busy and talented lady ,I like your drawing of veggies, very, very good. you go girl.!!!!BJ

Dave King said...

As far as I can judge from the web image this is a very successful painting. It works very well. Congratulations.

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Hi Mary, Nicely drawn still life. The grays make the reds sing! I was going to say "hot", but...too corny!