Thursday, November 3, 2011

Fall Persimmons on Monday Morning

"Fall Persimmons and Crystal"
12" x 15" Pastel

Monday I had to leave the drawing class early to help with takedown on the Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society Annual Show, which was a huge success. Instructor Bob Semans lamented that I had to leave as he considered what I had done so far very successful. I was pleased that he made no corrections. Today I spent a little time bringing this to a finish from a snapshot I took of the setup. I like to think that if I had the crystal bowl in front of me, it would be better!

7 comments:

hw (hallie) farber said...

The persimmons and top part of the bowl are outstanding. You might have to borrow a bowl to see the colors in the cut crystal. This is really wonderful, Mary.

Mary Paquet said...

Hallie, good suggestion. The parts that you like are the ones that I did in class from the still life. On my own I lose the nuances of the bowl.

janice said...

Love the gloss on the persimmons! You've inspired me to paint this beautiful fruit again this fall.

Marie Theron said...

Not to worry about not having the bowl there, yours is very transparent and does not draw the eye away from the fruit, the real objects of interest. The still life is pleasant and peaceful and well executed!

conservativelybohemian said...

Beautiful persimmons!

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Hi Mary,
I do so like looking at your work from your drawing class! Congrats on your society's show being a success!

Tim Robinson said...

Nice work, the highlights make the persimmons really pop!