Monday, March 29, 2010

Party Dress ..

Today I abandoned the housework and decided to do some pastel work. Well ... it started to rain so there was no use doing the washing. hehe! Any excuse will do. I used a black and white reference photo for this and changed it quite a bit. It's 14 1/2" x 9" on Fabriano pastel paper.
I used a variety of pastels and some pastel pencil.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Warming up ..

Lately I have had the desire to do a lot more drawing. I've been a bit 'drawing starved' since I started trying to concentrate on painting which I don't find very satisfying. So today I dug my pastel pencils out and did this small sketch .. to warm up. Fabriano pastel paper .. size approx.
6" x 7".

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Sketch for painting

I did this small sketch today with the idea of then painting over it with acrylic paint .. which is a medium that I have a love/hate relationship with. I did do a quick acrylic painting over it but was not really happy with it ... so here is just the preliminary simple sketch. I don't know why I keep on with paint .. I feel it has taken me away from my drawings which I enjoyed .. now I just struggle with this awful medium. I think I might return to putting all my efforts into pastel. I'm certain there will be more posts on this blog if I do.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Blue Boa

I've cropped this drawing a bit .. when looking through these old ones I always see things that could be improved in them .... hmmm! So it's smallish now .. probably approx. 6" x 6". Pastel pencil on Fabriano pastel paper.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


I've been looking through some old images stored on my external drive and trying to pick out some to put up here on my blog. The trouble is .. that I've moved on from some of those old ones and I just don't like them anymore :( .. therefore am not inclined to post them. I guess I'll just have to find time to do some new ones. However, this is an old one that I found .. I quite like the colours in this. It's pastel pencil on Fabriano pastel paper.