Studio Still Lifes

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.

Still Life with pears plums murano glass bowl

Blue Striped Glass Murano Bowl with Fruit

Pastel Still Life

Pears and Plums on Cloth

Pastel Still Life with Napkin Plums and Teacup

Teacup and Plums


About Kate McGee

Pastel artist who paints real and imagined landscapes.
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2 Responses to Studio Still Lifes

  1. Jana says:

    Nice series! I love painting pears & plums too.

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