Monday, July 7, 2008

Grapes and Pears...carbon and graphite pencil

...Grapes and Pears...
Carbon and Graphite Pencil on paper...9x7, double matted,
prints available

The Story Behind The Image: This is a more traditional still life arrangement and my latest piece for the 2008 show season. I'd like to say I took the photo but I can't...I found it in the Wet Canvas photo library and immediately knew it would make a great drawing. The shadows and highlights were perfect for my style of work.

I used carbon pencil for the dark background, applying it directly to the paper and blending with a stump until I had complete coverage. For the cloth on the table and other dark shadows, carbon was applied and blended into the lighter areas. The grapes and the lightest areas on the bowl were rendered in them shape and bringing them forward.

The drawing "Grapes and Pears" is on cream toned fine art paper, presented in a double cream toned mat. This piece is offered as an Open Edition Print...check my Portfolio for availability of the Original and prices.

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Marian Fortunati said...

Another exquisite artwork. Your work is always AMAZING!!

Marsha Robinett said...

Thank You Marian...compliments are always uplifting.

Jerome P. Peters said...

Hi Marsha,
Wow! Love your work. I just wanted to thank you for visiting my new blog site and for your nice comments on my work. Still trying to figure out the basics. I'll keep checking your blog to see your great work. Thanks again. Jerry Peters

Karen Hargett said...

Hi Marsha - just had to stop by and say I love these grapes! Outstanding as usual. BTW - thanks for the blog help earlier - really appreciate it!

Marsha Robinett said...

Jerome...Your work is beautiful and glad to have you as part of the "blog sphere". Again, a hearty welcome.

Karen...Thanks for the visit and your new avatar is a perfect choice, glad I could be of help.

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