milk pitcher and pear SOLD

pitcher and pear daily pastel painting
7 1/2″ by 9″ daily pastel painting, unframed

I almost made a cappuccino this morning but I decided to have a pear instead. But first I wanted to paint them together. The milk pitcher is what I use to froth the milk. This composition appealed to me the most of the ones I set up.

The counter surface is white but I wanted more contrast so I opted for the darker surface. I wasn’t sure it would work visually but I think there’s enough dark reflected on the bottom of the pitcher. A challenging painting and I’m happy with the outcome.