still life pastel on colourfix suede 36cm x 45cm


commision, pastel, still life, flowers, blue, maria paterson

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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  • Eddy Aigbe
    Eddy Aigbeabout 2 years ago

    This is lovely Maria, it’s great to see your work again :)

  • HI Edy, thankyou I hope to get a run of them in the next few months!

    – maria paterson

  • JolanteHesse
    JolanteHesseabout 2 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful!

  • thanks so much Jolante

    – maria paterson

  • Susan  Kimball
    Susan Kimballabout 2 years ago


  • thankyou susan:)

    – maria paterson

  • Terri Maddock
    Terri Maddockabout 2 years ago

    The colours are absolutlely beautiful Maria! What was it like using the Colourfix Suede surface? Did you need to blend with makeup sponges/fingers, or did it take multiple layers of pastel like the sanded version does?

  • HI Terri, thanks so much. In regards to using this paper, it doesnt take a lot of layers and its not as forgiving as the rough colourfix. You have to be carefull with those first layers, and I found the harder pastels worked better on the surface than the soft.. I originally bought it for my miniature life drawings where i use pastel pencils and hard pastels..So Id stick to the ordinary colourfix with the soft pastels..

    – maria paterson

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorabout 2 years ago

    Beauties these are well done. Liz

  • thanks so much Liz:)

    – maria paterson

  • Laura J. Holman
    Laura J. Holmanabout 2 years ago

    Gorgeous composition and beautiful use of color Maria! I’m always inspired by your pastels.

  • Thanks so much Laura, im glad you enjoyed this one.. Ive been revisiting my previous still life work and seeing what can come out of that style..

    – maria paterson

  • carol brandt
    carol brandtabout 2 years ago

    wow! Maria! absolutely beautiful, vibrant work!! :)

  • thanks so much Carol

    – maria paterson

  • Susan Duffey
    Susan Duffeyabout 2 years ago

    wonderful as usual – your stle works so well with outlined flowerrs and patterns

  • thanks so much susan, yes the paper is fun to work with in that way..

    – maria paterson

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonabout 2 years ago

    You are soooooooo good! This is really wonderful Maria.
    I have a sheet of ‘suede’ which a local art shop proprietor asked me to try and then give some feedback, so your remarks to Terri are very interesting. I haven’t used it yet!!! I am thinking it would be a bit like velour, and I have never been able to get on with that! Your Ginger Flowers worked out beautifully.

  • thanks so much Lynda, the suede is really a paper for fine detail work, thick soft pastels dont like it much but I use it for my miniature life drawings, but it did have a lovely texture with this biggerwork.. Use hard pastels for an easier outcome..

    – maria paterson

  • Martha Mitchell
    Martha Mitchellabout 2 years ago

    This is so beautiful and the colours are so fresh. Maria, I love it! I used colourfix suede on the portrait of my son “Oliver” and I didn’t like it as much, I couldn’t use the pastels are thickly as I usually do.

  • thanks Martha, im glad you thinks so, ive had a lot of comments about the suede, see above. I probably wont use it again except for my miniatures..

    – maria paterson

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