Still Life With A Scratched Vase (sold)

£100.00

A soft pastel still life with pears, a Victoria plum and a purple vase with flowers against a black background.

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A striking soft pastel still life of three pears, a Victoria plum and a purple vase with flowers set against a dark background. Although the background is black, I have chosen to paint this still life on white paper so that the various elements stand out as particularly luminous compared to their dark surrounding. The colour range is reduced to warm yellows and purple, well balanced and with slight variations in hues.

I love painting pastel still lifes; they are like a meditation to me, and for this I am most inspired by the old Dutch masters.