Monday, March 10, 2008

Salad Fixins...carbon pencil drawing

...Salad Fixins...
carbon pencil on paper, 6x9, prints available,
double matted.

The Story Behind the Image: This drawing is really about how the light plays around in the shadows. Notice how the light comes through the holes of the colander and shines on the dark wall behind. The outside of the colander is full of reflected light, causing both light and shadows on the vegetables and the egg...the more I studied the photo, the more I saw. By the way, I did make a salad.

I said this drawing was all carbon pencil but actually I did use some graphite on the egg and colander for the reflected highlights.

The drawing "Salad Fixins" is on cream toned fine art paper and presented in a double mat. It's offered in Limited Edition Prints and Artist Proofs...check my Portfolio for availability of the Original and prices.

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Karen Hargett said...

Marsha this is another one of my favorites of yours. When you do the still life pieces do you take a photo or are you working on it "live?"

Marsha Robinett said...

Thank You...this is one of Mike Sibley's favorites also. As for how I set up my still life drawings, some are done from a live set-up and others are done from photos. Most of the drawings like this one where food is involved are done from photos. Otherwise things can get kind of "stinky" before I'm done!

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