Creative Spark: Color and Design

42 Pears (pastel on paper, 41×29) by Maceo Mitchell

In the February 2010 issue of The Pastel Journal, pastelist Maceo Mitchell uses fruit and vegetables to explore issues of color and design. Show us a pastel painting in which you’ve taken an unconventional approach to your portrayal of these classic still life subjects. E-mail your image(s) as JPGs with a resolution of 72 dpi to by February 12, 2010. Include the title, dimensions and a brief description. Please type “Creative Spark” in the subject line and include your name, e-mail and mailing address. The “editors’ choice” will be published in an upcoming issue of the magazine. You can view previous challenges and winners at

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