Bill sent me these photos of new pastel drawings of steaks recently. His note: "Someone gave me a bunch of pastels and paper, a material I had used before as a student but never gave much consideration. They are fun to make. "
These still life drawings have a muscular representation of flesh, I admitted to him that they reminded me of the Bodyworlds exhibit I had seen. The palette of pinks and browns and apparent ocher yellows on tan paper really offer a feel of dry-aged meat rather than lively flesh. Cooked and ready to eat...
Bill's response: "they are all cooked and about to be consumed...many are drawn while still in the process of digestion. "
for more Bill, check out his site: http://www.williampettit.com
|I love the dramatic light on this one. How a cooked steak curls and and waves.|