I started the workshop by explaining how I came about creating this style of work, and began my own piece of bottles and glasses on a rough paper called Coloursoft. This paper feels like a sandpaper, but smoother. Enough for the pastel to stick to and it makes the colour 'zing'. I brought a selection of smaller pieces of this paper for the students to use, which they did. I showed them how to work each section as an individual area and working out each line and light direction.
I hope they all enjoyed the day and they created some truly wonderful artwork. Isn't that frog brilliant?!
Here are some of the paintings they did, and also a great group shot!
|After Hours- Derwent Pastels and Pencils. 50cm x 36cm.|
|Autumnal Tree Leaves. 60cm x 50cm|
|Bubbles. 40cm x 20cm Acrylic on chunky canvas. £110|
|RHS Wisley Watercolour. £150|
|That's Raced to the Boundary. Pastel. £220|