"Fruit", original pastel, 5.5" x 3.5", 2000 © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

Fruit, Framed Original Pastel

Original pastel, 5.5″ x 3.5″, 2000. The mats are 2.25″, white under mat and deep orange suede top mat. Frame is 8″ x 10″, a 1.5″ wide decorative hand-finished shabby chic white with gold accent for a total size of 11″ x 13″.


I did this quick little sketch while teaching a class in plein air sketching and working with minimal materials. It’s an orange and a red apple and a green apple with blue shadows. I’ve always liked it. and finally decided to frame it up.

The sketch is done in pastels on mat board I primed with fine grit tinted blue. The mats are 2.25″, white under mat and deep orange suede top mat.

I have fun adding finishes to salvage frames. For years this had been framed in a wide gold frame because sometimes they work well with small still lifes. But after about a decade I  was pretty tired of it so mixed a creamy white acrylic and brushed it on, then rubbed off on edges to create the shabby chic look. I like it much better!

Fruit, framed.

Fruit, framed.


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