Monday, July 12, 2010

First Monday Pastel Since Returning Home

"Cooking Light"
16" x 12"
Pastel

We arrived home from Helsinki via New York City last Thursday evening. We are still somewhat jet lagged with the 10-hour time difference. This morning I used my bicycle and light rail to attend my weekly drawing class.

Bob brought in an old colander that originally was copper, but was now mostly steel grey with bits of the copper showing. He also had some fresh onions, which really are fun to draw in pastels. We've decided that we will use the same objects next week with a different orientation on the colander.

I hope to soon visit the many blogs of friends. Still catching up and getting back into the swing of daily life.

13 comments:

Janice said...

This is a wonderful painting...I love the natural palette!!!

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Hi Mary, Wow! Wonderful drawing! I'll be waiting to see how this looks next week!

Mary Paquet said...

Janice, thanks -- I just checked in on your blog and I love your interesting pairings of art and poetry.

Peggy, thanks -- you are the master when it comes to drawing. I hope Bob remembers that we said we would do this one again; it was fun and I look forward to another go at it.

Christiane Kingsley said...

Welcome back, Mary!
This is a beautiful, restful painting. The neutral colors are most calming and the composition is excellent.

Doli said...

Excellent Blogging. I like your good work. Awesome painting.

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

beautifull pianting

AutumnLeaves said...

I so want one of those colanders! This looks fabulous!

Barbra Joan said...

Mary, Mary, so glad to have you back. I still say your pastels are your forte. Excellent,,I've always loved every one of them.
Catch up on your rest and talk to you soon.

Mary Paquet said...

Thanks, friends, for the encouragement. I really need to explore pastels more. In my studio I use watermedia. I only do the pastels when I am in my drawing class. So many interests, so little time.

hwfarber said...

This is a really good painting, Mary. I like the quiet colors.

Gary Keimig said...

really like the pallette used here Mary. Good work even with jetlag.

Derek McCrea said...

Smooth detailed lines and the colors in this painting make it one of my favorites.

Watercolorist said...

I love the colors in this piece, especially the green background. Your skill with pastels is wonderful.
Jean