Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Pastel limes




The same two limes as done recently in oil, but here in pastel (also from life, actually done the day before the oil).

In real life (as opposed to the photo here), the shadow is a bit lighter value and more colorful.

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5 comments:

Peter Lee said...

Wow!
The limes look so real - actually better than real, Jala!
Love the green colors, hot spots and shadows. They are all working so well together like a well-composed concerto.
And a good choice of the background color and texture - perfect!
You are making me to paint limes for my next project.

loriann said...

Beautiful! I love the shapes you made with the reflected light and shadows. I also like the movement (by pastel stroke) around the limes. Nice.

Laurel Daniel said...

Your limes in both mediums are really satisfying. Photos always fall short, but I am loving the purple edges in the shadow and the reflected reds on the limes themselves.

Sandra Galda a Daily Painter said...

Very nice work here too, love the subtle shifts in color and value the pastels offer.

L.Holm said...

I adore your pastels.