Three New Abstracted StillLife Paintings in Pastel

Three New Abstracted StillLife Paintings in Pastel
Kitchen Utensils (pastel) by Polly Castor

Kitchen Utensils (pastel) by Polly Castor

It is rare for me to do still life paintings. I think the last one I did was about ten years ago.

The one above titled Kitchen Utensils is very simplified with the utensils in context, while only slightly abstracted to emphasize a tight composition, surrounded by pattern to direct your eye, and utilizing a harmonious color scheme.

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The first painting below is titled Bohemian Opulence, and does not come out of my experience, but from watching lavish floral luxury on Instagram, and imagining myself being somewhere where something is happening. The bohemian medallion festooned table cloth serves as a counterpoint to the profusion of blooms, and the lit candles that let us know something is going on.

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The last one below is titled Preparation, and it takes the utensils out of context to symbolize something in the process of being prepared. This one is abstracted more, using pointillism except at the focal point in the openings in the spatulas. This color scheme is a bit more jarring to communicate the unresolved nature of getting something ready.

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Bohemian Opulence (pastel) by Polly Castor

Bohemian Opulence (pastel) by Polly Castor

 

Preparation (pastel) by Polly Castor

Preparation (pastel) by Polly Castor

I work to amplify good wherever I find it. I love color, texture, beauty, great ideas, nature, metaphor, deliciousness, genuine spirituality, and exploring new territory. I encourage authenticity, nurture creativity, champion sustainability, promote peace, and hope to foster a new renaissance where we all are free to be our most fulfilled, multifaceted, and terrific selves. Read more here.

5 Comments

  1. John gregory 2 months ago

    Loving these.

  2. LOREE A. OGAN 2 months ago

    These are so wonderful. I wish I had wall space in my kitchen!

    • Author
      Polly Castor 1 month ago

      You could have cards made…

  3. Sue Krevitt 2 months ago

    Always!

    • Author
      Polly Castor 1 month ago

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