Framed!

I found a local framer in Norwich who did a really great job with my large soft pastel painting of the Norway Fjord and it’s now on the wall: I is quite chuffed

Norway, fjord – coursework – soft pastels – large!

At long last I’ve completed my fourth assignment for POP1 (Practise of Painting), I am now heading into the final stretch and the bit I’ve been most looking forward to, so whoopee doo for me hey!? I decided to do a large (the brief was for something about 90x60cm) soft pastels landscape (that was also … More Norway, fjord – coursework – soft pastels – large!

Poppies – soft pastel

I’m really loving Pastelmat card/paper. Here’s a small painting I did yesterday but forgot to upload! This is also available at my shop: I used various soft pastels makes for this little painting but I do find that the Sennelier brand is becoming my favourite.

New mixed media

Quite some time ago I started working on a series of paintings relating to the South African landscape, for some reason I didn’t finish that work.  I decided to go back to one of them over the weekend and this is the result, might still do a bit more tweaking (as always!).  This area holds … More New mixed media

Sennelier Extra Soft pastels and Canson paper – first impressions.

Unboxing … Due to the nature of the extra soft Sennelier pastels, they were very finicky and tempermental, not robust like Rembrandt or the Art Spectrum brands that I use most of the time.  HOWEVER, the colour is completely unrivalled – it is pure pigment and applied to underpaintings using other soft pastels, or on … More Sennelier Extra Soft pastels and Canson paper – first impressions.

New soft pastels

‘Trees and grasses’ 16″ x 12″ or 406mm x 305mm Soft pastels (Rembrandt, Reeves, Faber-Castell) on Daler Rowney acid free Ingres coloured paper; 98lb or 160g/m2   ‘Seascape and sunglow’ 16″ x 12″ or 406mm x 305mm Liquid acrylic Inks ; Soft pastels (Rembrandt, Reeves, Faber-Castell) on Daler Rowney acid free Ingres coloured paper; 98lb … More New soft pastels

Grounds … and difference each one makes to finished pastel paintings.

Yep, changed the theme is … not sure if people like this design, please let me know if you think it’s irritating and I’ll revert back to the old theme! I did a painting with these chalky soft pastels that I received over Christmas of a Norfolk windmill with storm clouds looming in the background … More Grounds … and difference each one makes to finished pastel paintings.