Old Work: pastel still life
Still life with chair, Vivien Blackburn. pastel
I came across this old drawing when rooting through the plan chest, looking for something else and decided to show it. It's on red Ingres paper in a mix of pastels - mostly Unison. I love their velvety softness. It's fairly large - a full sheet of Ingres.
This was done at a pastel weekend workshop - I think it was in the first year of my degree, during the holidays. The colours of the set up were wonderful and so I chose the red paper so it could flicker through the other colours.
Still life isn't usually my 'thing' though once started I can get hooked. The battered velvet chair with the dent in the seat was fun to do and I played with the perspective, exagerating it slightly.
I need to get my pastels out asap as there is a pastel society exhibition in March I must put work into.
I may put this on Etsy as it's just sitting there in the drawer doing nothing. What do you think?