“His and Hers” the avocado and the geranium.

I was asked by PANZ (Pastel Artists of New Zealand) to document my still life process. I chose a still life composition that I took last summer. My partner grows avocados and I love to propagate geraniums, hence the title of this piece. I will share the process once PANZ have published their newsletter.

In the foreground is a version of the still life in gouache which I really enjoyed working on. In the background the original soft pastel painting worked on 300gsm HP Fabriano Artistico paper approximately 490 mm sq.

The original still life photo.

From faded to fresh…reawakening past work.

After a long needed studio tidy I discovered some older pieces of work that were a little tired and faded. Rather than turning them into collage or worse…I gave them a fresh layer of soft pastel and another chance to shine. ABOVE: “Little Blue Jug II”, soft pastel approximately A3. BELOW: “Abutilon Buttercup – A Drop of Amber” soft pastel original work approximately 7″ x 17″

“Abutilon Buttercup – A Drop of Amber”

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