Wednesday’s Pastel Workshop

Yesterday I taught a small Pastel Workshop. I only had room for 4 students this time, but it was perfect because all my students got lots of attention! Here are some photos of the wonderful work my students did. Most of them had no prior knowledge with using pastels so it was a new, interesting, messy and exciting experience for everyone.       Everyone started with a different colour monochromatic underpainting giving all the paintings a different look. And a quick block-in unfini...
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Ten Days of Teddy Bears

Challenges are always...well challenging! I did 30 days of hands last year, then 30 days of chickens in January. The chicken challenge was tough. I had originally chosen pears, but after doing one, I realized that I would probably be bored, not to mention the challenge of finding a variety of different pears during the winter months in Nova Scotia! So onwards to my new challenge...Teddy Bears for 10 days. I actually only painted one teddy bear. This little bear was given to me by my Mom many ...
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Hares, Hares, Hares!

Hares done in ink and watercolor wash of Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna and Burnt Umber on my favorite Fabriano watercolor paper. All are 5 x 7 inches. The last one was scanned instead of photographed and I couldn't get the colors quite right. In real life they are all the same :)            
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Nope, not me!

Newest pastel. 18 x 14 inches, on Mi Teintes Touch pastel board. This is a new surface for me. I think I still prefer Art Spectrum's Colorfix paper, it seems to grab the pastel better.
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