Paul has noticed that some of his vegetables and fruit have gone missing over the last 2 days. Good reason for that as one of my art goals for 2014 is to do more drawing from life. So am going to try to do at least one study each day with pastel and from life. These are in groups of three and so got the title of Odd Man Out. Another goal is I also want to get back to working with pastel and try a new style, to get away from lots of blending and see if I can work a bit looser. One of the end of year 2013 goals was to reconfigure my pastels and sort them by value so as I work these pictures I am learning a new system as well. Harley Brown states you can use any color and it will work if you are in the correct value. So fuchsia bananas might be in our future!!!!
As always the sketch book is our friend and looks like I will be fixing my pastels as well as putting tracing paper cover sheets (something I don't ordinarily do as it tends to change the color) but just the wear and tear will tend to smear and I hope to discipline myself so I can look back this time next year and see a progression.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great painting week.