View Full Version : WDE 22 Mar Grapes 'n' Pears WIP

03-23-2019, 01:10 AM
This is gonna take way more than 2 hours. I think I'm about 2 hours in now. Approx 55x37cm. Rembrandt soft pastels on colourfix primed Canson Canvas Paper.


03-23-2019, 02:13 AM
Wow, this is coming along really well! The pears are wonderful, and the grapes are beautiful already. I think pastels are a great choice for rendering this still life. Thanks for joining this weekend and sharing your WIP! I'm really looking forward to seeing the finished painting!

03-23-2019, 12:04 PM
what a beautiful start !

03-23-2019, 02:06 PM
Great start :)

03-24-2019, 10:15 AM
Lovely fruit still life so far!

03-24-2019, 02:38 PM
This looks very promising! I hope you will have time to finish up.

03-24-2019, 03:50 PM
This is a fabulous start...can't wait to see it finished! I'll be back.

03-24-2019, 04:20 PM
This is going to be great -- the pears are amazing.

toowoomba sketcher
03-24-2019, 06:18 PM
Looking good so far.

03-24-2019, 09:13 PM
Great work so far. Looks like it will be a lovely painting.


03-24-2019, 09:18 PM
Iíll be back to to see the finished piece. Nice start.

03-25-2019, 01:26 AM
I like your closeup composition. its going to be great.

03-25-2019, 01:37 AM
A couple more hours. I don't feel like I made much progress, but must have. Can't work 2 hours solid and NOT progress, surely! I'm trying to think how I can "Cezanne" it up a bit. Maybe outlines on all the grapes? I had thought to use the pastels in a more painterly manner, but I primed the wrong side of the canvass paper, and it's too rough to get solid pastel on without really blending it a lot. Probably still a couple more hours to get finished. We'll see where it goes tomorrow.


03-25-2019, 02:24 AM
It's coming along beautifully, Kerri. Time well spent!

Since you asked for suggestions: I think Cezanne might have used a cheerful, colorful table covering and maybe given it some folds (I know, ugh on making folds). Also, maybe a bit more red and orange? Dark crimson might be used as the dark value between the grapes? And yes, maybe some outlining on the grapes but not too bold.

03-26-2019, 10:41 AM
This is. Coming along so nicely. Looking forward to the finish

03-28-2019, 04:37 AM
Those grapes have certainly caught the light nicely and the pears look solid. On to the bowl!....