Here is a still life I painted with an artist friend at her place. It is an interesting juxtaposition of a large conch shell, a jade buddha statue, and some pears and apples. I did this in soft pastel. I used more of a linear approach this time instead of using the side of the pastel stick, and I like the texture. I accentuated the light by making the darks a bit darker than they actually were. I also simplified the background by making it abstract.