View Full Version : Three Pink Ladies WIP

05-28-2006, 11:53 PM
Hi all, thought I'd share the progress on this small pastel project I started earlier.

It's 20cm x 30cm Colourfix paper with Winsor and Newton soft pastels.


So far its coming up the way I want it. I'll have more updates later

05-29-2006, 12:15 AM
Looks great already;)

Jo Castillo
05-29-2006, 01:21 AM
This is very nice. The apples look good enough to eat. As I am typing a song came on by and Australian group, The Bluehouse, http://www.bluehouse.net/home.html, they are great, we saw them a couple of weeks ago in LaGrange, Texas. Cool.

05-29-2006, 04:59 AM
Nice! Are you going to have a darkish BG for getting some contrast into the composition? Awaiting an update.

05-29-2006, 06:48 AM
Thanks Nicoclaus, Jo and Satheesh.

I've opted for a light background to give this some space. It was the combination of the natural light through the window the the overhead light that appealed to me in the first place. I probablt could have worked on the cloth a bit more but I prefer the more suggestive, rougher look here as it doesn't distract from the apples.


"Three Pink Ladies"
Pastel on Colourfix
20cm x 40cm

Thanks for looking!

05-29-2006, 07:13 AM
Ahh...very nice Leigh, and the light B/G looks lovely. Even with the "rough" look, it still emits a soft glowing feel to it.

05-29-2006, 08:19 AM
love the apples.......... love the title

Karen Margulis
05-29-2006, 08:20 AM
Great job! Your apples look delicious!


05-29-2006, 08:54 AM
Looks great, my favourit subject. :) :clap:

05-29-2006, 10:17 AM
this is really good. I like this.

05-29-2006, 12:54 PM
Looks great! The light BG works! Great perspective with the cloth merging into the bg!

05-29-2006, 01:32 PM
Very appealing arrangement. I really like the texture of the apples that you have achieved and I am green with envy at how beautifully your cloth is done.

M Douglas
05-29-2006, 03:08 PM
Beautiful painting, I love the soft glow.


05-29-2006, 04:06 PM
Lovely work! The textures read perfectly!

05-29-2006, 09:01 PM

Many times, simple things are the best in life.
And this is a fine example.
Wonderfully executed.



Paula Ford
05-29-2006, 09:08 PM
Wonderful...really wonderful!!


Bhavana Vijay
05-29-2006, 09:09 PM
I agree with what everyone has said, this is beautiful!

05-30-2006, 08:28 AM
Wow! Thanks for all the wonderful comments. I felt the light background would keep it subtle and airy rather than dark and overpowering. with this it just gave the work an extra dimension and added to the dimension of the apples.

Merethe T
05-30-2006, 04:09 PM
Beautiful work, lovely soft colours and great light! The apples look gorgeous, love the texture in them.

05-30-2006, 06:49 PM
This is really appealing, Leigh. They look good enough to eat.

Mikki Petersen
05-30-2006, 06:54 PM
Those apples are so well painted! And your choice of back and fore grounds are quite appealing. I'm wondering though if you need quite so much space around the apples. Your fabric is very well done...there's just so much of it. I think a closer crop would really make those apples hummmm.


Susan Borgas
05-30-2006, 07:08 PM
Leigh I like the depth you have created and those apples look oh so yummy. Bravo!!!

05-30-2006, 11:00 PM
Thanks Merethe, Joy, Mikki and Susan. Still lifes aren't the strongest part of my bag of tricks so its encouraging to get such wonderful feedback.
Regarding the crop I had contemplated it but felt it might suffocate the work too much. While the apples are the main subject I wanted them to blend into their environment rather than sit on the cloth too strongly. I may change my mind after a few days but I think it will be staying as is.