New materials new discoveries…

My focus this week has been on small floral studies, a daily challenge to develop my gouache technique but also my discipline to show up to the page. You can find these basic studies on my Instagram page.

I had purchased several new soft pastel sets and was excited to experiment.  Very pleased with these three works as I feel they are birthing a new dimension to my semi abstracted landscape work. They feel a little bit urban, which is purely coincidental.

“Travelling Through” soft pastel on Fabriano Artistico paper. App. 10″ x 8″
“Travelling Through II” soft pastel on Fabriano Artistico paper. App 10″ x 9.5″
“First Visit” soft pastel on Fabriano Artistico paper. App 10″ sq.

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

Queen Charlotte Sound… under the tutelage of Lyn Diefenbach.

I had the privilege of studying under the amazing Lyn Diefenbach an incredible pastalist based in Australia. This is the resulting piece, a riverway that feeds into Queen Charlotte Sound. Approximately 12″ x 14″ a mix of Art Spectrum, Rembrandt and Schmincke soft pastels on Colourfix board.

Queen Charlotte Sound – riverway

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