Thursday, May 13, 2010

ADNW Art Challenge - Still Life - Original Pastel

Red, Yellow and Copper
8" x 8" (20.4cm x 20.4cm)
Pastels on Velour
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Finally I've gotten in on one of Lee Brown's art challenges - A Day Not Wasted.  He is a fantastic photographer and artist.  The photo for this one, as with his others, is really beautiful.  On his blog he gives insights as to how he set it up this still life.  Be sure to visit his blog to read all about it 

I decided not to do the full photo but cropped just part of it.  It was a good challenge to get all the reflections and shadows in appropriately.  Not sure I've got them exact but I like the effect.

Colossians 4:6 (New International Version)
6Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.

12 comments:

Barbara Pask said...

Just gorgeous Karen, that lemon is amazing.

Regina Calton Burchett said...

Great job, Karen - clicking on the larger image is even more impressive!

Dean H. said...

Great looking work, Karen! Perfect crop. All the shadows, highlights, and reflections are right on!
I was going to try this one later.

Love your scripture. :)

Carolina said...

You've done a great job, I love the cropping and the final result, Karen. I love your art!

Karen Hargett said...

Hey Barb - thanks so much! Lemons are so much fun to do - this whole painting was fun to do.

Thanks Regina! You are way too kind. BTW - I guess I need to get over your way to pick up my painting you picked up for me. :-\ Thanks for doing that.

Hi Dean - thank you - I can't wait to see what you do - I love your paintings!

Carolina you are such a sweetie - thank you!

sam said...

I love the reflections, youve done a great job very realistic

Karen Hargett said...

Hey Sam - the reflections were both a challenge and fun to do. Thanks!

SYLVIANE said...

Beautiful painting, bravo for the reflections!

Karen Hargett said...

Thank you Sylviane - they were fun to do. Thanks for visiting too. I dropped in on your blog - great car memories for me.

Debbie said...

You have been blessed with an awesome talent. Wonderful painting.

Lesley Spanos said...

Your copper is so... coppery! Also love the reflected light. Very nice answer to the challenge.

Karen Hargett said...

Thank you Debbie - I feel very blessed.

Lesley - Thanks so much. You did a fine job too on the challenge.