“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 life arrangements so that I can continue to grow this collection. 

 

Wild Heather

A few weeks ago, when the weather was sunny I took the easel outside in the Autumn warmth.  I like to have several paintings on the go, of varying sizes. It gives me a sense of achievement and satisfaction as one completes and another begins. I particularly enjoy working on a square format.

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Last on the board…

All three landscapes are now finished and many learnings during the process.  Have started thinking about this weeks studies and will post as I go.  I am allowing myself short bursts of activity before and after work duties, just as I did prior to lockdown, keeps me focused and grounded – thank goodness for art in my life!

This Weeks Challenge…

The three landscape studies above were started after making small black and white studies (size of matchbox)j from several photo’s.  All very much experimental and not necessarily looking for finished pieces.  Never-the-less this first completed piece ‘Road to Patuha – II’ seems to have found it’s focus.

The first work, far left on my drawing board was posted earlier this week – the completed image below.  Link takes you to my FB page  Road to Patuha – the making.

Road to Patuha - II

 

 

One February morning…

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 I made from the original photo.

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