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-- 12 October, 2005 --

She'll be apples

Still life with apples
Pastel pencils on pastel paper

'You do good apples' is my sister's response to my drawings ... and she is right. Apples don't care about shape or colour or looking exactly right ... and, anyway, I did them last, so I was warmed up.

The bottles, on the other hand, are either crooked or dense. The red one should be a beautiful ruby red and transparent instead of red and dead. I tried to be clever and only use 3 primary colours plus black and white. Serves me right, I suppose. I spend squillions on art materials and then get all precious about being artistic.

Posted by robynls at October 12, 2005 8:43 PM

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I really like this. The apples came out really good. As for critique, maybe blending the surface of the table would help make the surface look more solid. Do you use a tortillion for blending? You can buy tiny ones that will fit in tight corners.

Posted by: Carolyn at October 12, 2005 11:07 PM

I like the blend of colors. Are pears as hard to do as apples? :-)

Posted by: Bonnie at October 12, 2005 11:12 PM

It's unanimous you do apples well. As for glass and glassware not my strongest point, so can't offer any advice....I imagine it's somewhat the same as drawing shiny metal (maybe darken the darks and lighten the lights to get more contrast).

Posted by: Detlef at October 13, 2005 2:49 PM

You DO do apples good ... :-D And I love your observation about them. Glass is really hard to do, and I would think even harder on dark paper maybe?

Posted by: Linda at October 17, 2005 1:18 PM

I like your drawing. Everything looks as it should. I would like to ask: What is pastel paper? I have never heard of it before.

Posted by: mz. em at October 26, 2005 6:32 AM

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