Summer Inspiration…

Fabulous sunny day working in the garden today…can’t help but reflect the warmth in my work…

“Feels Like Summer” Soft Pastel on Fabriano Artistico Paper. 740mm x 260mm

Sketchbook Studies…generating heat!

Can you tell it’s cold here in New Zealand? It’s not uncommon for me to want to generate some warmth through using a warm palette. This sketchbook study is a version of the work below. I had taken a video of this layered process but unfortunately my phone declined to cooperate. I will try again on my next composition.

Above a mixed media work using ink, charcoal and soft pastel.
Approximately 7″ x 7.5″

“His and Hers…II” Avocado and Geranium on Colourfix board.

Following on from an earlier work, this time on large piece of Colourfix pastel board, still a little way to go. My challenge here was to use student grade soft pastels to see how much I would cheat and pick up the more subtle tones of my Schmincke or W&N pastels. So far I have more or less kept to my challenge but I’m really needing to push back the high value colour in a few areas and blend the edges and shadows. Will post this piece when completed.

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