“Introduction to Landscape using Soft Pastel”…the postcard studies.

Do-I Workshops - Shop 2, 89 Broadway Avenue, Palmerston North - Thursday 28th January 2021 from 5.30pm - 1.5 hour - "Introduction to Landscape using Soft Pastel"...the postcard studies. Excited to be part of this new initiate in Palmerston North...Do-I - A place to do inspiration, innovation and information... With a stunning variety of colours... Continue Reading →

Life-long Learning – a chain of discovery from one to another…

Influence and the emulation of creativity from one creative to another has been part of our culture for centuries, it is how we progress and adapt as artists and individuals. Degas studied classical painting under Louis Lamothe then followed in the footsteps of his idol, the French Neoclassicist Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres. Vincent van Gogh traveled to Brussels... Continue Reading →

Happy Discoveries!

Out of the chaos emerge tiny pieces of tonalism... Nothing is wasted...these little studies have been taken from a larger piece which didn't make the grade. When I do this exercise of finding compositions within a work, and sometimes manipulating the contrast and highlights, I find momentum for further work. It's fun and I have... Continue Reading →

“Summer Table”

Following the theme from "Kimberley's Curtains" - I revisited a favourite composition previously used in oils and ink. Some of my students will recognise this still life arrangement. "Summer Table" is soft pastel on textured brown paper. As I am really enjoying this style of working, my weekend goal is to set up further still... Continue Reading →

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