Little Orchid - miniature pastel still life by maria paterson

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Miniature pastel still life on paper, 13cm x 14cm

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Working in traditional mediums,pastels,oil,ceramics.Using these mediums I seek to express my surroundings by weaving a tapestry of colours through my work and seeking the abstract within.

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  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 3 years ago

    lovely orchid !Liz

  • thankyou liz, glad you liked

    – maria paterson

  • Karen  Hull
    Karen Hullover 3 years ago

    This is beautiful Maria – love the impressionistic background too!!! :)

  • thanks Karen, there was a lovely strip of sunlight out the window

    – maria paterson

  • citywind
    citywindover 3 years ago

    lovely Maria….very nice pastel!

  • thankyou very much sandro

    – maria paterson

  • Hilary Robinson
    Hilary Robinsonover 3 years ago

    A little gem, Maria!

  • thankyou Hilary

    – maria paterson

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelover 3 years ago

    Beautiful work, great detail!

  • thanks Cindy, I should probably get a finer paper, but i like a bit of texture

    – maria paterson

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesover 3 years ago

    Lovely miniature watercolor!!

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesover 3 years ago

    Oops, sorry meant pastel! :)

  • thanks angie, thats ok

    – maria paterson

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelover 3 years ago

    Maria, you mentioned you like texture to draw on. If you haven’t tried it yet, you might like drawing over clear gesso which has a tooth similar to the sanded pastel papers. It’s clear, and you can apply it any painting surface that would normally use to paint on like heavier papers, canvas, primed boards, etc. I love it and use it in combination with painting techniques as well as on its own, with colored pencils.

  • thanks for that Cindy, ive only used gesso for priming canvases and only used the pastel primers for coating paper or mixing calcite into, this looks an interesting way to go…

    – maria paterson

  • Niki Hilsabeck
    Niki Hilsabeckover 3 years ago

  • HOw wonderful,thankyou

    – maria paterson

  • MaryStewart
    MaryStewartover 3 years ago

    lovely work,you are so talented.

  • thanks a lot marie

    – maria paterson

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