Tuesday 6 January 2015

A New Year, New Medium

Tamzin with the Cowboy Hat

Pastel on Brown Paper

At the beginning of December I went on a pastel portrait course with Tom McKendrick in
 A House for an art Lover, Glasgow.
It was a beautiful venue for an art course and the teaching was inspiring.
This was the first time I've used dry pastels and the first time I've actually completed a colour portrait as my attempts in the past have ended up in the bin.
The resource was a photo I'd taken a few years ago.

My girls, with a hint or two from me, have given me money for pastels as my Christmas present and I'm so looking forward to going to Glasgow to spend it in a new art shop there.

Here's a photo of Tom McKendrick with his wonderful portraits of soldiers.

1 comment:

  1. I'm guessing dry pastels are the same as soft pastel ...! Good for you ... change your art making up with this class and doing portraits as a challenge. Lovely portrait here with the red cowboy hat. Enjoy your purchases!!


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