Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Cherries in Silver Gravy Boat

Cherries in Silver Gravy Boat
Pastel   5x7
I thought I would throw in a pastel painting today. For those of you who are not familiar, pastels are sticks of pigment that are held together with a binder.  They are similar to chalk but almost pure pigment.  They have a velvet like texture and are a lot of fun to use.  It's is totally different from painting in oils, but variety feeds the inspirational spirit.
You can see from the edges that I painted this on tinted paper and let bits of the paper show through around the painting.  Cherries are always a fun subject matter and, of course, the silver reflections kept me engaged.  Had a great time painting this one.  Hope you enjoy.
Have a wonderful week! 


  1. Judy, how fun that you painted this in pastel! It really has a nice glow, especially where the bits of paper show through.

    1. Thank you Linda! I really appreciate your comments and encouragement!