Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Tater's cherries

Tater, the food-porner, made this photo of some Ranier cherries in what appear to be pewter cups. I liked it and thought it might be useful for some pastel practice. Here are four stages to date. Why is it so difficult to see a thing? And even more difficult to make your hand say what you see. Words are so much easier.





5 comments:

tater said...

Yay! Very nice, sir. I am of a mind to bust out my old art supplies and get back to practicing. Your pastel work is enviable.

evilganome said...

Beautiful, Tony! I'm with Tater, it really makes me want to get out my old art supplies.

Bil Browning said...

I really like the 2nd version. I know they're all similar, but that one just sang to me. :)

D said...

Beautiful. Love the tones in both pieces. I still have a bit of difficulty dealing w/ the figure-ground composition; I can't just paint the background, then put the figure right on top.

BigAssBelle said...

i like the last one. captures the depth of color in tater's magnum opus.

i don't know why it's so hard to make the hand translate what the eye is seeing. in my artistic days, i was far better than i am now just because i was on it every day. yet i look back at some of that early work and efforts that pleased me then look wrong now.

it's what keeps me from trying these days, though the urge hits with some frequency. i can't ever do as well as i want and so i do nothing.