Monday, September 12, 2011

Shiny surfaces

Shiny Bottle
10" x 12" Pastel

I finally got to attend my regular Monday morning drawing class. Jury duty, art society meetings, and Labor Day have precluded attending class. We had a small group today and Bob took us back to basics of modeling forms and highlights on various surfaces. We had several choices and I took this bottle to challenge my ability to achieve transparency and specular highlights. I had some guidance from Bob on values (push it more in the shadow on the label) and adding more chroma to the bottle. There is quite a mixture of colors to achieve the shifting values on the glass. Bob was pleased with the results.

Tomorrow I go to The Forum Retirement Community to meet with the person in charge of art shows. I was invited by a friend who lives there to do a show early next year. I have the car loaded with a photo portolio of sample work of my various genres -- landscape, florals, people, still life, and experimental. I also have a large portfolio case with some matted originals and several framed plein air pieces. Most of the work is watercolor, but I have some collage, acrylic, pastel, and charcoal.

9 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

What a lovely piece and I love the softness to this wine bottle work as well.

Congratulations on the potential showing! Here's hoping!!! Good luck, Mary!

Mary Paquet said...

Sherry, you are always so encouraging. Thanks for being a faithful blog friend.

Barbra Joan said...

Mary, you will do well, you have encouraged me so many times.. Now I'm sending you all my positive vibes and I want to know how it goes... immediately !!!!
I'm pulling for you ..
hugs, BJ
ps, you know I've always liked your pastel work and this is no exception....

Christiane Kingsley said...

Very well done. I wish you all the best with the meeting regarding a show: they should be very, very impressed by your work!

hw (hallie) farber said...

You do like challenges--great job on the glass bottle.

I'm betting you'll have a show early next year.

Mary Paquet said...

Friends, thanks so much for the encouragement on the show. I have one scheduled for February and will write more in my next post.

hmuxo said...

This is not an easy piece to do, but you did an excellent job on it. Beautifully painted, Mary! Congratulations of next year's showing! They will love all of your work!!

Mary Paquet said...

Thanks, Hilda. I enjoyed the challenge.

Tim Robinson said...

Nice study