present moment I have a very keen interest in painting with pastels.
I have been to a couple of pastel painting sessions and I am also
practising at home. My first attempts in pastel medium were limited
to a couple of drawings of a Leopard yawning created on Canson
paper. This subject began life as a line drawing in pencil then a
pen drawing and has now become a pastel.
My first proper pastel attempt was a landscape painting of the
Somerset Levels, an area of land in the local vicinity, depicting
one of the many access tracks that criss cross the area. Using a
range of hard and soft pastels on Sennelier Pastelcard. The second
attempt was a seascape, with a dark sky. My third attempt was the
local landmark, Burrow Mump, towering over the flooded levels.
I am continuing to develop my pastel skills and enjoy the tactile
nature of the medium very much. I consider myself very fortunate in
knowing a couple of profesional pastel artists who live locally. I'd like to
take this opportunity to thank them for their support.