The summer has been going fast. I have been painting, but have not spent much time posting new work on my blog. Earlier this summer I took a break from oil painting and got out my pastels. I painted this arrangement of nasturtiums in oil last summer. I thought it would be fun to do the same subject in pastel. The oil version is below for comparison.
"Nasturtiums in Teapot", 16"x12", pastel on board, Sold
I've been painting roses recently. I decided to try these in a black and white composition. I wanted to capture the warm centers of the roses and the cool reflected light on the petals in the shadow areas.
"White Roses", 16"x12", pastel on board
"Teakettle and Mug"
I like the orange, turquoise and aqua palette in this piece. If you are in the Cable, WI area, you can view these three pastels as well as others at Firefly Trading Company.
"Teakettle and Mug", 10.5"x10.5", pastel on board, SOLD