Turning into a Pastel Blog…

For the next couple of months i’m taking a break from the old mud room, and will be doing other stuff, like napping (Joking!), painting, exploring other ideas. So, i thought i’d start doing a blog now and then about the progress of some of the paintings.

First of all, what’s with all this weather….everywhere on the news it is the main topic, and no wonder! Right now our road looks like a frozen river….very beautiful and shiny, but we haven’t been able to go anywhere for the past 2 days!

Been watching lots of videos and reading other fabulous blogs about pastel painting, i am seriously addicted….and am presently waiting, very impatiently, for some lovely new Ludwig pastels that i ordered on line!!!

anyway, today i spent a wonderful few hours painting this image.
i took this shot while i was visiting Morgan in Vancouver, and i loved the light.
So my under painting, using water colour started here!

I try and take a photograph every so often, then i can see the progress and how the image is shaping up…or not as the case sometimes is!
The next four images are the progression so far.

I’m quite pleased with the end result, but of course i can see where i could have done things differently. it was too late for me to make a change in the shape of the chair….just too damn impatient to get started ! i think i need to slow down a bit at the very beginning!

Anyway, i’m loving it.


2 Responses to “Turning into a Pastel Blog…”

  1. January 10, 2014 at 1:20 am

    So happy to see you blogging again. I was at your wonderful pottery 3 almost 4 years ago, and I too am beginning the experimentation process with the Steven Hill work, I have the video and once the cold vortex passes Manitoba, I will tackle glaze recipes, etc….would love you to peek at what I am up to on NancyBloklandPottery@blogspot.com, or on FB. Keep up your beautiful work your pitcher is in my kitchen window and gets many compliments.

  2. January 12, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    Linda…Happy New Year!.. Good grief re: the ‘ice’ road! Yes, the weather is quite a topic.. we have had the deep freeze, but thank goodness not the iced streets. Nice to see the paintings.. lovely! ..looking forward to more updates on that and when you get back to the clay. I have made it back to the studio after Christmas, but so going at the moment. Cheers, Trish from Alberta

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