Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Sketchy one ..

Here is a sketchy one from some time ago - pastel and pastel pencil on brown Fabriano Tiziano paper. There have been a lot of distractions keeping me away from my easel lately .. a sick pony and a cat with an amputated tail being just two of them. Truely! :)

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Green coat

Another of those quick smallish pastels .. just gotta keep at them .. or I get lost with the flesh colours. Especially since I can't get my favourite colours by Bruynzeel anymore - it's a bit 'hit or miss' these days with the skin colours - sometimes they work and sometimes they don't.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Quick pastel sketch ..

I've been so busy lately that I've not had time to get even a little sketch done. So here is an older one on Fabriano pastel paper .. in pastel pencil. I don't think this is the original colour of the drawing .. I think something went haywire with the scanning .. but I liked it .. so here it is.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Small sketch

Sometimes when I have not drawn or painted anything for a while .. I think .. I'll just do a small sketch to keep my hand in. But these small sketches can be a bit frustrating as they are so small that they get a bit fiddly and small details are sometimes difficult to get right eg. the eyes!
Anyway, I think the treatment of this one is a bit Renoir-ish - I watched a show about him recently and some of it must have rubbed off on me. I like the colours here. From a reference photo but changed.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Red Coat

This small pastel was done very late at night and I got a bit lost with the flesh colours being a bit rusty and the light being poor here where I work. I managed to salvage it in the end. I prefer to draw at night (for some reason) .. that's when my 'drawing brain kicks in'...
Pastel pencil on Fabriano pastel paper

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Two Pears

Another old one from a couple of years ago. The pears were painted from life and the rest was invented as I went along. Jo Sonja acrylics on canvas.