My new Heilman pastel box loaded with Terry Ludwig, Unison, Mount Vision Thunderstorm Greys, Cretacolor Carre, Girault and Diane Townsend pastels.
This is the first class of my venture into the world of pastel painting at Emily Carr University Vancouver. It is a new medium to me and this is an experiment to see if I like it. So much to learn about pastels. I love the beautiful colours and the immediacy of this medium. We spent the first class getting used to different papers, line strokes, how to apply pressure and shading. Our subject was an apple. Quite basic, but profoundly complex at the same time. I can better appreciate the art of still life painting now-it's all about capturing the essence. We were instructed to concentrate on value, line strokes and composition.
Pastel Painting Value Study | Patricia Gray
Setting up my colors for the pastel painting value study above.
Pastel Painting Complimentary Colours Study | Patricia Gray
Pastel Painting Still Life Study | Patricia Gray
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