Thursday, August 14, 2014

Monday Morning Drawing Class: Another Plastic Bag


"Plastic Bag and Fruit II"
16" x 14" Pastel

This was my most satisfying pastel to date. I did the whole thing with just one mid-drawing suggestion from instructor Bob Semans. When he did the final critique, he told me that this was my best pastel to date. The challenges for me are making the bag appear translucent, creating the fruit so the viewer can determine which pieces are inside the bag, and pushing my values.

4 comments:

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Hi Mary,
I do like how the drapery seems to glow. It is a finely executed pastel. I have never tried drawing, much less painting, fruit in a plastic bag. I can imagine it creates quite the challenge.

I enjoyed scrolling through your blog looking at previous posts and Monday class work; well done!

CrimsonLeaves said...

It is a fabulous piece, Mary! I almost want to reach for that plum!

Jean Lurssen said...

I can see right through that plastic bag. I admire pastel artists. It seems so difficult to achieve this kind of result with what I think of as a difficult medium.

Eva said...

Magnificos trabajos. Precioso bodegon!!