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 commission was for my student. Her rabbit passed away many years ago, and always wanted a painting done.
I experimented with a blurred background for the first time, and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.
I used Terry Ludwig and Holbien pastels on Daler & Rowney brown toned pastel paper on the smooth side.
It took about 20 hours.
I had to order some new pastels from Terry Ludwig to do this piece.
The reason why I decided to a dog portrait is because my brother-in-law has the same breed and wants me do a portrait for him, so I need to check if I could even do one, and get some practice at the same time.
Size 28cm x 21cm on mid-brown toned pastel paper.
Mostly Terry Ludwig's Umber Shadows & Shades pastels.
In the photo reference I used for this painting, I loved the deep blue of the sky against the cloud bathed in the light of the setting sun. It was a blue that you never see in the day full daylight. The birds also added a little extra story to this simple composition.