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This is a favorite painting of mine. I painted it back in 2010 after a long hiatus from painting still life - I was doing a landscape marathon - lots of landscapes - that lasted two years! I think what I like most is the unfinished area, it shows the process and what a pastel looks like in the beginning stages. It was the first time I used my Ludwig darks in a painting, and I found that they really gave the background colors the "punch" I was looking for.