New Pastel Work

I have been busier than usual lately, getting new work ready for the Aug. 23rd show at Arrivederci Rest. in San Rafael. Here's the process for my latest, a still life in pastel.  

Studio setup, ready to work...

Studio setup, ready to work...

Closeup of the original.

Closeup of the original.

Tools at the ready...

Tools at the ready...

Go! Preliminary drawing down...

Go! Preliminary drawing down...

Basic drawing done.

Basic drawing done.

Blocking in progress... 

Blocking in progress... 

Base colors are laid down. 

Base colors are laid down. 

Pineapple done!

Pineapple done!

Almost finished! Fruits are done. Blocking of the towel colors begins...

Almost finished! Fruits are done. Blocking of the towel colors begins...

Finished work.

Finished work.