Saturday, 23 October 2010

Can I Tempt You? - Pastel

Can I Tempt You? - Pastel

You watched as I struggled with the new pencils. Some of you gave me a great deal of help and advice. Some even had a laugh at my expense. Maybe I will be remembered as the man who painted apples with straight lines. You know who you are and even now I am still laughing.

I took a larger sheet of pastel board and had another attempt at the same painting. This time I used pastel pencils. I painted it on white board in an attempt to make the colours of the apple brighter than they were on the black paper. I am not sure that it has worked out as I hoped but I think this subject still has worth for further exploration and attempts.

I have had a terrible time photographing it. I either get the apple looking good or the hand looking fair. I cannot seem to get both on the same picture. So please forgive the photograph I have put on here to share with you.

I am having to head off early tomorrow so not sure when I will post again but hope in the meantime you all feel creative and create a marvellous memorial.

I am not being sad please read my other blog to see the positive thoughts that lie behind this statement.

This blog is linked to my other. The Things We Remember


  1. Excellent finish ..The apple is perfect and the hand well at first look I thought "no color"? but
    that would have been ordinary.. and this puts the focus on the apple exactly where it should be.

  2. Thank You Barbra since you looked I have managed to get my camera working and removed the pic from my ccell phone I think this is clearer.

  3. I am a loss for words! What an amazing canvas and as always full of the life you portray in all you sketch and paint.

    Congratulations! A masterpiece!