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Let’s go surfing

May 23, 2011


Here is my first ever wave in pastels, done very quickly in class. We had to use a white background first and then repeat the exercise on a burnt red background.  

Indian summer

March 31, 2011


 Imagine stretching back after a hard day’s swimming, driving and eating on an unseasonally warm autumn break about this time last year, catching wafts of barbequeing sausages and sipping from a cold beer on the front deck-lette of a little caravan and taking in this view. So glad there is one tiny undeveloped pocket of […]

Menton mignon

March 13, 2011


Do you ever wish you could click your fingers (or the heels of your red shoes) and escape to the south of France? Good, so I’m not alone there. Here are two versions of the same pastel but one with the saturation and contrast cranked way up. The first more accurately reflects the overcast day […]

Well spotted

March 11, 2011


Remember the place I showed you in my last post? Well these are some of views from the top of their water tank. I used the last one as a subject for a pastel in last week’s class using an olive green sheet of paper. I tried to emulate our lovely teacher Brian, who believes […]

Before and after

March 2, 2011


Well, more like a third of the way through, and after. Sorry about that. I’m still getting used to trying to capture the progress. This is my second ‘cloudscape’ as I like to think of them. I will post the first and third ones soon. My first series. Painted from photos I took on my resolution-challenged […]

Any Suggestions?

February 27, 2011


Thinking of calling this latest pastel sketch “Waiting” because I seem to be doing a lot of that lately. Waiting for people. Waiting for the phone to ring, waiting for my new carpet to be installed, waiting for instant success :0) But hey, I guess my patience could do with some steroidal growth so in […]

One Perfect Day

February 17, 2011


Firstly, thanks so much for your lovely comments and adding me to your blog rolls, RSS feeds etc. You made my day. Well, here are the latest from Rupert Street Studio. Had the best day tucked up in my vaguely air-conditioned studio looking over rooftops (kind of) and playing with the new Senneliers.  All accompanied by […]

It’s criminal

February 15, 2011

6 much of a buzz I get from these beautiful, new, soft pastels that are finally mine. As of a few hours ago. I have been eyeing them off in my local art shop (Gill & Hille in you’re in the area) for weeks now. Decided I needed them as tomorrow has been declared “Pastels […]