Saturday, May 05, 2007

Pear Study




Charcoal on Rives 6.5X10

The day has finally come when I have heard the words from Michael about starting my first oil painting in the Mentor Program. It will be my Peaches piece that only has a couple of details to solve before I post it here and I am also trying to think of a title. This process has brought so much joy to me because after the first piece, the ideas and work technique have become a real pleasure.

Day before yesterday I decided to do a small quick study with charcoal on Rives and to my surprise I was quite content with it at the end. It still needs refining also but I will post it before I finish refining my Peaches piece. BTW, I still have a lot to learn about pastel but as an early birthday present I have asked to be able to take part in Michael Newberry's 3 day pastel workshop in New York.




5 comments:

Robin Neudorfer said...

Yea! I have also asked and it is a positive answer for me as well.
I love the pear Mary. I will share my "story" scenerios with you by IM. We can give Michael a chuckle.

Cynthia said...

Your drawing is amazing! I think your birthday request sounds reasonable to me. Have fun!

Mary said...

Robin, thank you and yes I am looking forward to hearing the story behind your request.

Mary said...

Thank you Cynthia! This will be an incredible experience for me.

leslyf said...

this is truly beautiful Mary. Its hard to believe that it is in charcoal. You are very suited to pastel work I think.

hope you have a delightful birthday.
xx