Friday, January 30, 2009

...almost there...

This is still not quite finished, and the photo isn't the best, but I felt the need to post something before I head out for a little leave of absence. The dark areas under the table need more work, and there are more darks to add to the lace details. Once this is done, I have some commissions to get going on, two of which are portraits. I'm definitely ready for a portrait!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Pizzelle On A Pedestal... more progress

Yes, I'm still working on this one. The two stacked pizzelle are taking shape, as is the creased and rumpled linen. I really like the varied textures of the still life elements here; the delicate crispness of the cookies, the glazed weight of the pottery, and the soft linen, which has been reminding me of snowdrifts. The lace trim hanging in the air will add a nice dimensional touch while emphasizing some depth under the table.

(detail) 16"x20", colored pencil on Pastelbord