Silver jug and apples

Silver jug and apples

You have mastered pastel very well Petra. Your highlights are exceptionally bright and realistic.

I hadn't realised that this was pastel Petra until I read Carole's comment. It's very impressive, I love the double reflections.

I thought this looked a little different to your previous work, obviously the change in medium but the hight standard is still there. When I first saw your work, I was surprised when you said you had not been painting long. To acheive this standard in pastel with just a few attempts is equally amazing. Please don't take up watercolour landscapes! - I would have to join the 'green with envy brigade'! Seriously, just keep sharing your lovely work with us in any medium.

Super work Petra, I'm very impressed with your pastels!

Excellent piece, Petra! So beautifully composed and executed. And congrats on the publication of your work in Artists and Illustrators!

Lovely work Petra - Very impressive, the shine on the jug and apples are really good. Well done

Superb pastel, that silver jug is so well observed with marvellous highlights.

This is quite stunning- I do love the reflections

Exceptionally lovely!

Me too, I thought that there is something different there before I realized that it,s pastels. How amazing Petra to have been able to get all that shine with pastels. You are a genius!

Many thanks Carole, Christine, Stephen, Debs, Seok, Glenis, Lesley, Michael, Lorraine and Satu for your very nice and encouraging comments, very much appreciated

Beautiful. Like the colour and the reflections. Really mastered still life.

The light on the silver jug is stunning it!

You are getting even better Petra.-- This is just stunning

Many thanks Eileen, Fiona and Charles for your very kind comments. I really appreciate it

I agree with all the above comments, Petra. Amazing pastel work. I didn't know this was possible to do with pastels!

Beautiful pastel work great gallery too.

Thank you very much Mia and Sean for your very nice comments, much appreciated

I've been looking at this for is absolutely captivating.

Many thanks Paul for your very kind comment, much appreciated

Absolutely stunning pastel work, you are a natural with this medium. Can I be nosey and ask if you you use hard, soft or pastel pencils?

Thank you very much Val for your very nice comment, I really appreciated it. I have used everything, pastel pencils and soft and hard pastels

You get an amazing 3D effect in your paintings. The silver is amazing and the shine on the apples is to be marvelled at. Superb.

Well Petra for your first couple of pastels they are pretty amazing

This is lovely and I like the blue background very much:)

thank you so much Thea, Rick and Sarah for your very kind and encouraging comments, much appreciated

Another beauty Petra, and congratulations on the page in the 'Artist and Illustrators' magazine.

Many thanks Denise for your very nice comment, much appreciated

I heard about this pastel from Glen at the Framers! WOW! I officially have gone right off you now!!!! Seriously great work!

Thank you so much Sara for your lovely comment, it was great fun to read! LOL

This is....... a pastel? I love it...

Many thanks Eliseo for your very nice comment, much appreciated

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Pastel on Fabriano 30 x 42 cms (12" x 16.5")

About the Artist
Petra Palmeri

General Practitioner and Artist based in Guernsey, Channel Islands. Petra holds a particular interest in still life and animals. Some of her paintings have been published in "Artist and Illustrators" and ‘The Artist’ magazines.

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