Saturday, February 23, 2008

Family Affair


Life has been busy with things other than art but yesterday I was determined to put pastel to paper. I've found that the only way to tackle my lighting nightmare is to shine light through coloured screens (in this case a red pashmina) and I have found that it gives some really interesting effects. I love the colours that appeared on these mugs and was very happy with the result.

12 comments:

Billie Crain said...

Now that's one complicated still life but you handled it like a champ! i'm crazy about that heart shape the handle reflection made on the lower right hand cup. nice touch!

Robin Neudorfer said...

you put that pastel down just fine, Anita. The warm glow, is very pretty. I too think you were very clever with that heart.

Yellow said...

I love it too. My eye wanders all over, exploring the shapes and negative spaces. It would look fantastic as a lino-cut print too.

vivien said...

this is great! the warm light is beautiful and yes, that heart is just the final imaginative touch :)


more more more!!!!!

Mary said...

Anita, the warm glow on these is just beautiful. Your pastels are always so good.

Anita said...

Billie - the heart shape didn't even strike me until after I finished! Lucky coincidence!

Thank you Robin!

Yellow - I love prints but have never done them. One of these days!


Vivien - thank you!

Mary - I wish they always were! Still have the ones that don't work!

Val Cox said...

Anita, this is fantatic, I love the warm glow, beautiful! Val

Jeanette said...

I think the addition of warm lighting really makes this drawing Anita. That and your drawing ability.

Stacy said...

Wow! You are brave to tackle all of those ellipses in one drawing. I like the warm lighting. It really adds a lot of interest.

Robyn said...

I was just about to rave about your ellipses and then I spotted Stacy's comment. Very impressive. Delightful still life. Wonderful form and perspective. Vibrating colour.
Your style with pastels is simply stunning, Anita.

tiffatora said...

owww...
i like the shadow and the reflection....
i was never capable of using this kind of medium...:)

Mai Ahmed Daader said...

I love it !!!! specially this beautiful heart ;)

keep it up please.

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