Category Archives: Pastel Paintings and Drawings
I snapped a few shots with my iPhone along the way during my portrait of Kris. Unfortunately, they’re a bit blurry, but you can still follow my progress. The interesting thing is that by the time I was at about … Continue reading
Every year in November, the Wetcanvas portrait forum holds an international portrait swap. Last year, I did an oil painting of Melissa from Michigan, USA. This year I was partnered with Edgar who studies at Meadowbank TAFE less than 5 … Continue reading
I’ve had another go at the oil pastel portrait technique David White showed me. I thought I would try to use the pastels in a more painterly way as Jacquie has such beautiful, smooth skin. I found I could blend … Continue reading
The City of Ryde annual art show is coming up in October and I thought I’d throw my hat into the ring. When contemplating a subject for my entry, I decided that a double portrait would be ideal. The interaction … Continue reading
After finishing Ashley, I watched this demo which inspired me to buy and I created
You may recall the workshop I attended in February run by David White where I tried using oil pastels for the first time and despaired at the result. I don’t like being beaten by arts supplies, so for Mothers’ Day, I … Continue reading
Well, here we are, one week further into my latest portrait commission as promised…. And voila, a beautiful smile for my girl!
My latest portrait commission is of this very happy and gorgeous couple. It is moving along veeery slowly as I want to create a portrait that the couple and family will cherish. There are quite a few challenges here: a … Continue reading
“Perfectionist” is not a word used to describe me. If I get the job done in a satisfactory and efficient manner, I am happy. Usually. Until now. I want each painting I create to be better than the last. And … Continue reading
What a wonderful day! Seven hours of drawing and creating surrounded by David White‘s very impressive portrait works. It is enough to inspire anyone.