This piece was inspired by the Dutch Golden Age flower still lifes, especially those of Maria van Oosterwyck. I admire these still lifes because of the great attention to detail spent in painting them--and because the artists could paint plants that don't flower at the same of year--to create a bouquet that wouldn't be possible to assemble in real life. I decided I wanted to paint my own flower still life in a color scheme of purple and green. Then, I spent a spring and summer gathering photos of flowers so I could create this pastel. It is made of chalk pastel on acid-free pastel paper. The pastel has not been treated with a fixative and will need to be framed for display.

- Anastasia Pimentel

Still Life in Purple and Green

Pastel artwork on paper

Signed on front and back

13" h x 13" w 
0 lbs. 1 oz.



Anastasia Pimentel
Santa Clara, California

Getting to Know Anastasia

Anastasia Pimentel finds inspiration anywhere and everywhere. “I’ve often stopped in the middle of a run to snap a photo of an interesting plant or animal or (safely) stopped my car to take a picture of a cool building,” she explains. In each work, she strives to highlight the beauty she sees in the world. Pastel is her favorite medium because of its soft texture; she enjoys using her hands to form each composition. Whenever she’s not making art, you can find her reading or growing plants — she’s got a bit of a green thumb.