Welcome to my blog!
I have started this blog to document my journey in pastel art. I'm new to the medium, just started this year.
My goal is to complete at least one pastel painting a week, more if I can.
I welcome any advice or critiques from fellow pastelists and artists from other mediums too.
This was an enjoyable piece to do.
A paddy field in early autumn. I didn't do any measurement or size or scale, just measured by eye. Didn't try to copy exactly either.
Photo ref. 229mm x 152mm mid brown toned Daler & Rowney paper.
The famous "Dragon Pine Tree" of Kesennuma, Japan. This tree was found
in the aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011. It
resembled a dragon, and was cut more to reinforce the shape of a dragon.
It now a symbol of reconstruction and rejuvenation. I'll get this framed, sold and give all the money to the Kesennuma charity at an charity event my wife is holding. 28cm x 21cm on toned pastel paper. Holbein and Sennelier pastels. Own photo ref.