Tag: softpastels

Pastel portrait

Pastel portrait

I continued with my saturated pastel portraits. Now shifting from cool person and warm background to vice versa. I am thinking of total four color portraits in pastels, thus two more to come at some point. I used again my old trusted Rembrandt pastels and I also purchased a small wooden case with some new

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Varnishing trial

I am ready, or I thought I am, to start varnishing a few pieces for group exhibition. I got this idea that I actually want to add a little bit of soft pastel to the images, to brighten and texture some places. Thus I wanted to verify how the pastel would look with the same

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Face the future – pastel painting

I decided to use this pastel painting as my study assignment piece. The topic was composition. I wanted to use for a change my soft pastels which have traveled with me through multiple cities and homes way over a decade (or two) and they are still very much alive. Well, not walking, but usable. The

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Spring – pastel drawing assignment

My image for an assignment to draw Spring landscape, shadows and light, with a living creature. So my valiant chihuahua posed for me in the forest trail. I wanted to draw midday sunny day, which luckily came by as I was working from home, so I managed to go for a quick walk during the

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Pastel painting – Self-portrait (10.11.2018)

Not going in too much detail here text-wise. We had an assignment first to gaze into the mirror and draw yourself, investigating form of the face. We also did a then one final piece, the self portrait; observations of yourself and mind. I did my practices in pencil during lecture and then the final piece

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