Friday, August 7, 2009

Colored sphere studies in pastel





I did one of these as a little demo for a student last night, about using color as well as value to create a 3-D form. (She was using watercolor.) It was really fun, so after my student left, I just had to do a few more! Each sheet is 9" x 12", and yes, I know they're not perfectly round. :) Working on these made me want to try some more realism in pastels; I've done very little of that.



Sometimes you feel like a nut...

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10 comments:

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

These are really appealing Jala. I can see them grouped as a wall hanging.

brian eppley said...

Good to see your having fun again. That miniature jam pot from a few days ago rocks!

diddamsdigitalart said...

Nice studies in light and color... I like the orange one with the extra scribbles around the edges! So why would you want them to be perfectly round?

Samartdog said...

I agree. As usual, nothing rhymes with the orange one. It's totally unique. I love orange.

Casey Klahn said...

I love the use of temperature to define. And the Hannem. paper looks yummy.

Laurel Daniel said...

There is something so deliciously satisfying about these spheres...

rahina qh said...

great handling of values Jala it will be interesting to see what you now do with the pastels:)r.

LSaeta said...

Wow. These are really wonderful. Nicely done! Is there anything you can't do?

Brian McGurgan said...

These spheres are really pleasing, Jala - especially satisfying in pastel. It would be great to see you do some more realistic works in soft pastel - you have such a great "touch" with pastel and your abstracts are just beautiful.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Perfect is boring. These are more interesting. And it makes me want to do pastels, too. What a cat!