Original artwork description:

A pastel painting of a frog amongst raspberries and physalis. I had so much fun with the colours in this piece...loved the orange and pinks!

I started this work by using pan pastels to paint the background in this piece and to block in a loose impression of the frog, fruit and leaves. I then spent many hours adding the details with a combination of pastel pencils and soft pastel sticks.

The challenge with every piece is to let the viewer see something of the life behind the image. To do this, I try to capture the play of light in the eyes and the sense of movement in the body. The real challenge here was to create a realistic stone statue.

The subjects must “come to life” before I am satisfied and can call it complete.

This artwork is unframed.

Ref Photo: Thanks to Viacheslav (Paint my Photo)

Shipping Note: International shipping times have improved, but are still being affected by COVID. While I will endeavour to post artworks promptly, Australia Post advises there may still be delays to some countries.

Materials used:

Pan pastel and pastel pencil on Clairefontaine Pastelmat.

Tags:
#flowers #nature #still life #realism #fruits #botanical #frog #raspberry #debra spence #fruit and flowers 
Raspberry Picnic (2021)
Mixed-media painting
by Debra Spence

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Original artwork description
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A pastel painting of a frog amongst raspberries and physalis. I had so much fun with the colours in this piece...loved the orange and pinks!

I started this work by using pan pastels to paint the background in this piece and to block in a loose impression of the frog, fruit and leaves. I then spent many hours adding the details with a combination of pastel pencils and soft pastel sticks.

The challenge with every piece is to let the viewer see something of the life behind the image. To do this, I try to capture the play of light in the eyes and the sense of movement in the body. The real challenge here was to create a realistic stone statue.

The subjects must “come to life” before I am satisfied and can call it complete.

This artwork is unframed.

Ref Photo: Thanks to Viacheslav (Paint my Photo)

Shipping Note: International shipping times have improved, but are still being affected by COVID. While I will endeavour to post artworks promptly, Australia Post advises there may still be delays to some countries.

Materials used:

Pan pastel and pastel pencil on Clairefontaine Pastelmat.

Tags:
#flowers #nature #still life #realism #fruits #botanical #frog #raspberry #debra spence #fruit and flowers 
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Deb is a self taught artist living in the Hunter Valley, north of Sydney, Australia. Her style is realist and she works mainly in the medium of pastel. Like many... Read more

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