Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Zinnia, Parsley and Pattypan



How's that for a combination? I love the shape of these little pattypan squash, and their subtle, creamy green color. After trying many different still life set ups, it was clear that a pink palette was perfect for showing them off. So, pink linen, an old Staffordshire plate, and a mix of zinnias provide the complimentary color, while a bunch of parsley and a yellow pitcher lend support to the squash's green-ness.

(12"x12", colored pencil on Pastelbord)

8 comments:

Albert said...

Your work is a joy to look at, and that comment applies to you as well!
Love,
Uncle Al

Debbi said...

I love these still-lives of yours Liz! Your compostions, subject and colors are exquisite, as well as your execution.

Liz P said...

Ha ha, Uncle Al, you are sweet... and maybe a bit prejudiced!

Thank you for your comment. Really, joy is what I'm shooting for.

xo

Liz P said...

Debbi, thank you so much! I do enjoy bringing things together for a still life. This combination includes a plate from a great aunt, linen table cloth from a grandmother, pitcher from a surplus/salvage store (about one dollar in price!), and everything else from my garden. I think the fact that I find these groupings fun is my own brand of geekiness.

Debbi said...

Well it may be quirky how you come by your elements, but it's really just very expressive of who you are! Don't know if I'd call it geekiness.
Looking forward to seeing the next one.

Pauline said...

Lovely unusual colours for this subject.

Gillian said...

Liz - that's so soft and charming. The colours are divine and the patterned plate very well described. Very atmospheric. x

Robyn said...

Beautiful still-life, Liz I love your choices and am awed by your execution as usual.