Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Not From Around Here - WIP finished


"Not From Around Here" © Paula Pertile

I finished the tomatoes, as you can see. I had fun with this, and will be developing this whole idea more in future pieces. "This idea" being things floating, weight, levitation, that sort of thing. Not sure where I'm going with it exactly, but it will be fun to explore.

Its done with Polychromos and a wee bit of Prisma red, on Stonehenge paper. 11 x 17 inches.

I love that weird muted tint of pinkish mauve against the big heirloom tomato. I wasn't sure what I was going to do there. I knew I wanted something sort of grey or purple, but didn't decide on the value or exact hue until I had the tomatoes all done. Thankfully, the values work without color - I was concerned that it would be too close to the tomato value, and not read well.


And so now its onto something else. I need to finish up the kitties from a couple of posts back, and work on a book project.

See ya!

12 comments:

Vicki Greene said...

My first thought when I pulled this up was "what a wonderful background color". You did a great job on the tomatoes too!

Wendy Edelson said...

Great job, Paula!
I especially love the vaguely extraterrestrial grape tomatoes falling, flying, floating
Hooray!

Gin said...

Love it! Great colors and composition.

Teresa Mallen said...

Congrats on launching this new series! This is one mighty fine looking heirloom tomato! Love the background colour too!! Can't wait to see the next one!!!

Marthann's Musings said...

Paula, your work is just amazing. That tomato looks like you could bite right into it. How talented and creative you are. Thanks for sharing.

CC said...

Lovely drawing. You have the patience of a saint
to render this so subtly and carefully.

Karen Lee said...

There's that quirky Paula humor. Love it!

Paula Pertile said...

Gosh, thanks everybody!!

Felicity said...

Really beautiful work and such lovely subtle colours!

Belinda Lindhardt said...

Loving this Paula I have a "thing" for vegetables at the moment also :) mmm now i feel like pumpkin soup.

Belinda Lindhardt said...

Even tho i realise this is a tomatoe :)

Jim Simms said...

I like it, very nice