July 17, 2018
This post showcases work in charcoal and pastel, produced over five Tuesday mornings by a group I felt very privileged to teach at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead. Many thanks to everyone for giving permission for me to show their work on my blog. Focusing on depicting the character of rock formations we also sought to show the energy and force of water flowing over and around them. Some already had good drawing skills and colour was more of a challenge, especially for those more accustomed to mixing liquid paint. The painting above was made using a very limited palette and I think even the artist was surprised at the way a very pale green and a rather purplish magenta could make lilac greys in the sky and sea.
Papers used varied from Pastelmat to Fabriano Tiziano, Murano, and Ingres in many different colours.
That’s enough words. here are the pictures!
A Year in Pastel: landscape and natural forms
26th October to 30th November
Notan: Thinking in black and white
Saturday 6th November
Inspired by Ancient Art 1; The Romans
Saturday 11th December