Really enjoyed working on this piece and satisfying my love of bright colour. I used charcoal for the initial sketch and worked the image in soft pastels on textured brown paper. Final work is approximately 480 mm sq. Reference photo's were taken this summer.
This tiny pastel painting (2.5" x 3.5") on textured matt board was inspired by my morning drive to work. I have used both soft pastels and pastel pencils on this study. Below is the grey scale photo which helps me gauge the tonal range within the composition. Also below is the black and white sketch... Continue Reading →
Another small 5" x 7" study, with a base of dark reds, orange and pink which I dry blended, and layered with dark blue, peach, cream, dull greens and purples.
I know I am not alone in wanting to maintain my creative practice whilst working full-time in another field. With this in mind I have begun to work within my time frame; learning new techniques on-line Karen Margulis - pastel artist and testing out my new found knowledge in short bursts of activity. The following... Continue Reading →
It's the beginning of a new year and I thought I would gather some of my visual diaries and journals compiled over the past few years. My aim is to share a few of my favourite pages, and also demonstrate one of the creative ways I tend to procrastinate...covering my books with older paintings or... Continue Reading →