I've been in quite an art slump lately. I imagine it has mostly to do with the time of year, which is an extremely busy one for me at work. That coupled with the nasty cold that's working it's way through my office and home and spending my Fridays, which I usually have off, with my brother-in-law, who has brain cancer, has made January and February really unproductive artistically and I'm getting pretty itchy to play with some color!
Desiree, a wonderful artist, is doing some fantastic pastel demos for Painting Friends and I'm planning on working through some of them in the coming weeks. This morning, just to look at my pastels and get a little feel for them, I did this quick little pear. It's done on a piece of 5..5 x 4.5 sandpaper, 1000 grit. It's my very first pastel and I really enjoyed playing with all the colors, seeing how they layer and blend. Looking forward to doing more.