Saturday, June 6, 2009

Gifts of the Earth 12x18 pastel

This is the latest DSFDF challenge.  I liked the subject selection very much and decided to jump on it and get it done.  I still had my box of loose pastels out.  I usually pull out my trays of pastels when I work in this medium.  I have had to reorganize my studio space to a much smaller area.  So this little box of pastels fits better than getting out the whole extravaganza.



29 comments:

Kim VanDerhoek said...

Wow! You really got the glow of those onions and the sparkle on the tomatoes. When I look at it closely, I notice the wonderful blue tones on the corn too. Great job!

Kerri Settle said...

This has a wonderfully rich feel to it. It's a treat to look at, especially the enlarged view.

dominique eichi said...

LOVELY, i love that onion.

Karen said...

Dori your pastels of late are really exquisite...I too really like the hints of blue in there.

Dean H. said...

Wow! Beautiful and well done in every way!!

Marian Fortunati said...

Dori... This is done so well I had to look closely to see that it wasn't a photo!!
Amazing. Beautiful pastel work!

dacoop said...

This is amazing Dori, really, really beautiful!

Edward Burton said...

An absolutely beautiful job, Dori.

hissnhowl said...

So warm and luscious! Love it!!

Dena said...

Great rendering! I love the coposition.

Jane Hunt said...

I love, love, LOVE this!!

susan hong-sammons said...

This is really gorgeous. You captured the different skin textures so well. The overall look of the piece is harmonious and captivating. I can't believe you can do all this from a photo.

SYLVIANE said...

Lovely, the colors are very delicte.

maria said...

Nice warm colors and love the feel of the painting.

Hillary Miller said...

These pastels are just delicious!

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Double Wow! Lovely piece of work. Composition, color and tone. Perfect.

Claire said...

Your painting evokes the heat of the Summer, when all of the vegetables are ripening in that warm sunlight. Beautiful!

Sheila said...

Love this Dori!!! Well done. So warm and inviting

Kim Denise said...

Beautiful rich glow to this--it grabbed my eye right away! And I'm always delighted to find a pastelist. This is my first visit to your blog and I've enjoyed it--I signed up to follow, so I'll be back!

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

Absolutely beautiful!
Looks more like a photo.
Graet pastel work

Carol Nelson said...

Love the warm glow to your piece.

Jala Pfaff said...

Perfect.

Ann Rogers said...

You certainly "pulled" out the right colors for this one! Absolutely beautiful.

Ruth Housley said...

Hello,
I really like the combination that you set up for your still life too.
This is really done well and keep up the good work and keep painting.
Ruth Housley

Kari Tirrell said...

This is beautiful. Great job!

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

The color and line work on this enlarged are just to die for. Great work!! I'm wondering if you worked on brown paper or if you layered gold over brown... Whatever you did, it's beautiful.

Gwen Bell said...

Dori, this is so beautiful! I'm with Camille...how did you create that wonderful glow?

peg said...

ouahou ! cette nature morte est très bien réussie, tu es vraiment douée alors continue à nous épater...moi je regarde pour apprendre ...

Carol Horzempa said...

Your pastel is one of my favorites; it looks like you really had fun with it too. Very masterfully done!