I am bound to my studio these weeks as Scott is off nursing his mom and I am left to midwife our new deck and landscaping project. Since he is gone, I have become a denizen of my basement studio at odd hours, all hours.
Last weekend, wine tasting with friends at Tyee, I grabbed some plums and pears to paint. Yesterday, after looking on the web at contemporary, Cezanne and Old Master still lifes, I set up an arrangement to paint. Many pastel still lifes are photo real. I wanted mine to have character and sparkle. Here are the three I painted yesterday, each one a bit better than the last. They are all quite small. The first two plum/pears are 9×12, the teacup is 6×8.