Thursday, March 01, 2007

Peacock Vase

The true color and depth of this pastel is much better than pictured here. This is the second in a series of still life pastels from junk in the attic. My biggest challenge is to STOP before overworking. Pastels are very forgiving...and allow much reworking, which can be a disadvantage for a neurotic perfectionist. It's like a great TV sitcom that continues past its prime, losing its audience. With this exercise, I am striving to recognize that "peak", and resist the urge to correct over and over and over. I may be forced to, anyway, since I am running out of supplies.

4 comments:

Teri C said...

wow, this is so gogeous and delicate!! Just wonderful.

Linda said...

Oooh -- I'd love to see the original if the colors are better than THIS! Wow! Great piece!

Lin said...

WOWZA!!! That vase is absolutely STUNNING!!! And the flower is beautiful in it! FABULOUS!

echraps77 said...

i remmemer that vase i loved it. it was my favorite. peacocks are nice, they are my friend. thanks bye senkyoubye