Recently made this short video of my pastel painting process and thought it may be of interest to some. The link below takes you to my FB page and the short video. The making of ‘Road to Patuha’
This pastel study uses both wet and dry pastel blending. My aim was to produce a quietly toned piece that echoes the calmness I find in the landscape of the ranges. In such changing times the ability to look towards such beauty, in all it’s strength and solidness, is both reassuring and grounding – I consider myself fortunate.
There are times when I enter the studio with one focus; to choose the brightest colour paint or pastel and producing something bright and gestural. The energy from using bright colours is almost tangible. I come away feeling alive, my mood lifted and my confidence boosted. I found this link The Benefits of Painting and believe it is worth a read. Although not solely referring to colour it does describe the benefits of creativity.
This small (7″ sq) pastel piece has been painted on primed textured board. You will find it listed for sale on the website, just follow the link.