I was in this beautiful spot last year and have many reference photos. I decided to do a study in soft pastels yesterday, as I received some new Sennelier landscape colours and had to give them a whirl!
Another small painting done today, this time I used watercolours, soft pastels and tinted charcoal pencils for this study of a Red Kite, also available from my shop:
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.
I am so pleased, Jackson’s Art Supplies have published the post on their dedicated blog featuring my review of Art Spectrum soft pastels. Check it out here
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14 ¼” x 10 ¼” Soft pastels on paper
Footnote: I got hold of this with the Galeria gloss medium – the idea was to see if this medium would be compatible and protect the pastels better than a fixative spray. What seems to have happened is the tones have darkened – the painting is still interesting, I think and perhaps more atmospheric. I have matted and mounted it behind cellophane – photo just to show difference in tonality.