Monday, August 10, 2009

Pastels in Monday drawing class

"Mom's Shoes and Pearls"
Pastels
11" x 11"


Judith brought in some beautiful shoes and pearls that her mother had owned. The shoes were a soft green suede and satin. First I struggled with the drawing, but Bob rechecked my measurements and got me back on track. I am fairly satisfied with the shoes, but I am less than pleased with the golden drape. Also, I must order some decent pastel paper. I got to the point where the pastel no longer wanted to adhere, even after spraying with fixative. However, I had fun and learned more about perspective from this still life.

7 comments:

Megha Chhatbar said...

You have done a gr8 job Mary! I love the soft green look of the shoes and the pearls are so softly made.

Well done!

Mary Paquet said...

Thanks, Megha. You are so encouraging.

Mary Paquet said...

Thanks, Megha. You are so encouraging.

Christine's Arts said...

Very nice pastel! Hi Mary, Thanks for the nice note and info you left on my blog. I will get on over to the gallery in Palo Alto and take a look. It took me awhile to respond because I was on a short vacation at the beach. But, I would have loved to come to the reception otherwise.

Mary Paquet said...

Thanks, Christine -- hope you had a great vacation!

janice said...

Very nice work with the pastels-The drawing of the shoes & pearls is soft and atmospheric. I'm inspired to get mine back out again and see what I can do!

Mary Paquet said...

Janice, hope you have fun with your pastels.