Original Artwork: Winter Still Life “Winter Still Life”, pastel, 10″ x 7″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski That deeply angled winter sunlight reaches farther into the windows than summer sunlight, into the corner with the fruit bowl. I’ve been looking at the late afternoon sun hitting this vintage ceramic bowl where I keep my apples and enjoying the shapes of the apples, the reflections on the bowl with its uneven design in indigo with gold leaf brushed into the pattern here and there, the crocheted cloth and the mix of direct and reflected light on the apples, the bowl, the wall, the painting above. The light changes too fast so I can’t sketch it on site, but of curse I’ve also photographed it, and worked from a series of photographs over a period of minutes as if I was working in the moment. I’ve found that when I work from only one photograph I feel a little stiff with the subject and a series of images feels more natural. Granny Smiths are just about my favorite apple and are the most likely to be in the bowl and the reflection of their color on the walls around gives the scene an overall green cast. In the original painting, the crocheted cloth is a little more yellow than you see here. I painted this yesterday along with a few other simple sketches of winter landscapes. This painting and others are for sale, please ask if you are interested. Also see other pastel paintings and original art. 00Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related Post navigation Valentine’s Day, a Photo and PoemWinter Sunset Reflections and Uncertain Light 0 Comments that is lovely! You are quite talented! Loading... Reply Thanks, Rumpydog! I’m reviving my “other” art career, the one I left behind to take care of my mother. Glad to see I can still do it! Loading... Reply Leave a ReplyCancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.