On December 1st “Sun Kissed” won 2nd place in the 2022 GPE Pastel Dust Off Show and November 12th won the “Associated Artist” award of Southport, NC in Oak Island Art Guild.
I created a still life of oranges on a green velvety material draped over a tabletop. This setup was inside a black box with a warm light bulb spotlight inserted into a open on one side. Sun Kissed is a 8.5″ x 10.5″ pastel painting of a orange and orange slices. I used hard pastels, variety of soft pastels, and pastel pencils on a gridded grey pastelmat paper.