Monday, 24 May 2010

Posted by PicasaI had this idea to use pastels on an oil board canvas. However, it wasn't quite working so I started to use acrylics on top of the pastel and then when the acrylic dried I used pastel on top of the acrylic. With the acrylic paint I started off with a brush but it wasn't getting the effect I wanted and I got so frustrated that I took my palette knife out and went went for it (at 1am in the morning!). I think it generally works..!!

Monday, 17 May 2010

In Loving Memory

This is my 3rd pastel painting. It was painted in the middle of the night after hearing of the passing of my sister-in-law, Margaret. She will be greatly missed.

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Gemma - the finished pastel painting. I am now looking at the Internet at different tools to use to get the final effects I want to achieve. Am waiting for them to arrive so I can start "playing" with them..!!