Tuesday, October 10, 2006

(Life's Just a ) Bowl of Cherries - 8 x 8" Pastel

Today's painting was experimental. My inspiration was the 6x6" format I've seen on other daily painters' blogs, and the strong graphic style I've been admiring lately. I started with an eye-catching 4x6" photo of cherries from the WetCanvas Photo Reference Library, and did my best to achieve a painterly effect with the pastels in a square format. I think it was successful, but a lot of the credit goes to the photographer. I liked it so much, in fact, I made giclee prints of it!


Manuela Valenti Studio & Art Gallery - Daily Paintings and more. said...

Beautiful work!!

Takeyce said...

Beautiful pastel work! It's nice to see another pastel painter in the group.

PacificNorthwestPostcards said...

This is particularly lovely, Rhonda. Nice work on the subtle color nuances in the shadows.