Monday, January 4, 2010

Monday Pears

"Monday Pears"
13" x 10"
Pastel

This was our first drawing class since before Christmas. There were just four of us there, all the more experienced students. The last time we met, we decided with Bob that we would like to do a relatively simple subject under his guidance. Even pears and plates are not so simple, with ellipses, spheres and cylinders with core forms, highlights and mid-tone values. This proved to be a very valuable lesson. Bob got us started and then we continued under his guidance. Every now and then, we would prop up our work and examine them from a distance. Bob would point out areas where we needed to do more work and we would go back to applying pastels.

4 comments:

Megha Chhatbar said...

Hey Mary! A Very Happy New Year..And yes, thank you for the award.

You have done exceptionally well with pastels. The colors and composition is absolutely mind blowing...:) Well done!

Color Pencil Drawing: Radhe Krishna

Mary Paquet said...

Megha, welcome back. So good to hear from you and I'm looking forward to seeing your work.

Sheila said...

This is fantastic Mary! It has a warm painterly feel to it.

Mary Paquet said...

Sheila, thanks - you are always so encouraging.